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MS Walk Tricities 2012

Multiple sclerosis, more commonly called MS, is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. It’s usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 to 40, but it can appear in people of any age. An estimated 55,000 -75,000 Canadians have MS. In fact, this country is a high risk area for the disease, which occurs more often in places that are further away from the equator. The MS Society estimates, based on current prevalence rates, that approximately three more Canadians are diagnosed with MS every day.

The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. Their big annual fundraiser is the MS Walk. It involves over 60,000 participants and volunteers in more than 160 communities across Canada in the spring and early fall. In 2010, it raised over $14 million to help people living with MS and to fund research to search for a cure. And it’s coming to Port Moody this April.

MS Walk Port Moody

When: Sunday, April 29, 2012
Where: Rocky Point Park

Short Route Walkers will follow a two kilometer route along Burrard Inlet, while Long Route Walkers follow a five kilometer route up to Old Orchard Park and back. Back at the finish area, walkers can enjoy snacks and refreshments, music, family-friendly activities and great company. Participants are invited to bring wheelchairs, scooters or strollers, as this route is accessible to everyone.

You can register as an individual, you can join a team or you can start a team of your own. To find out more about starting a team contact Caitlin Langridge at 604.602.3202 or To find out more about the event contact Kaitlin Shields at 604.602.3221 or

Happy walking!

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