Borger MS Walk set for April 30
There are more than 800 people in the Texas Panhandle Tri-State area who suffer from a disease called MS daily. People with this wake up ever morning having to inspect their body to make sure everything is properly working. They are forced to live with one of the most expensive decease that would cost close or well over $70,000 a person each year. Local citizens are taking notice of this horrible medical condition and seeing what theses people have to go through every day. They are taking action by walking toward a world free of MS on Saturday April 30 at starting at Crockett Elementary School. The site will open at 9 a.m., with the walk starting at 10 a.m.Last year’s Borger MS Walk was very successful, raising $16,000. Borger is also home to the Panhandle’s top Walk MS Fundraiser. In 2010, Don MacAhan raised more than $6,000 just by himself, making the ConocoPhillips team the area’s top fundraising team for 2010. Walk MS is the most important part of the MS movement, because a community coming together to help raise and to celebrate for the hope of the future is the best thing to experience. The funds raised at Walk MS events will help provide a variety of educational programs and services, case management and medical navigation services, and direct financial assistance. Other area Walk MS events will be held in Clovis and Perryton on April 9, Amarillo on April 16, and Dumas on April 30. The 2010 Walk MS events in Borger, Dumas, Perryton, Clovis, and Amarillo combined raised $103,000. To become part of a team or individual, log on to Walkmstexas.org or call 1-800-344-4876. There is no registration fee and no minimum pledge. MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t.