CentraState to host Walk MS

Every hour someone is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease of the central nervous system for which there is no cure.

MS interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and can stop people from moving.

For some, this means living with unpredictable symptoms that can come and go, like numbness and blurred vision. For others, there is more permanent damage, like paralysis.

For everyone impacted by MS, it means not knowing what the day will bring and always being prepared for the unexpected, making it difficult to move forward in life.

The New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for people to join this year’s Walk MS to help create a world free of MS.

The 24th annual Walk MS will kick off on April 15 at 10 a.m. at a sites throughout New Jersey. This year the New Jersey Metro Chapter anticipates more than 10,000 participants and volunteers who are expected to raise more than $2 million.

The CentraState Medical Center Wellness Center, 901 W. Main St., Freehold Township, will be a host site. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk will get under way at 10 a.m.

Participants are welcome to register individually, to join a team, or to create a team. All funds raised from the event will support MS research programs and fund local programs and services for all those who are impacted by the disease.

People of all ages are welcome to register at http://walknjm.nationalmssociety.org. All routes are fully accessible and are 4.5 miles in length.