About 150 participants put on their jackets and took part in the Walk MS Joplin event this morning in Joplin’s Landreth Park. MS can affect your brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, causing problem with vision, balance and muscle control.
Vanessa Hays, Development Specialist with the National MS Society, says if you missed the Saturday walk in Joplin, other events will be held later in the year.
“We also have a walk in Branson,” Hays says. “We also have a Bike MS event that takes place in the fall that overnights here in Joplin. So there are lots of opportunities to take part in the fall as well if you are a cyclist.”
About two point five million people worldwide and 400,000 in America suffer from MS. Hays says the goal of the walk is to raise money to help find a cure for the disease.