A sea of orange will flood Addison Circle Park on April 13, at the annual Walk MS: Dallas event! Join the community in wearing orange – the official color to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis – and supporting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at this fun event!
According to Walk MS: Dallas’s website, “Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise…we’re that much closer.”
There is no registration fee for this walk, but the Society encourages every participant to make a fundraising commitment to help them reach their goal of raising $475,000. The money raised helps fund groundbreaking research and supports programs and services for those impacted by MS. As a bonus, if you raise $100 or more you will get an orange Walk MS T-shirt!
Choose from a one- or three-mile route around Addison. The one-mile walk goes along Addison Circle, up to Quorum Drive and loops around the Entertainment: True Vision Worship Center before returning to the starting place. The three-mile walk/run goes up toward the worship center, where you will find a hydration station, and continues to Keller Springs Road, where you turn right to find a rest stop on Mary Kay Lawn and another at Parkside Corporate Centre before returning to starting place.
The event begins at 7 a.m., with an opening ceremony at 8:15 a.m. and the walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided, including bottled water at the start line, and water and whole, fresh fruit and bakery items from Walmart at rest stops. At the finish line, celebrate with a cup of coffee from Parks Coffee and a Hurts Donut! In addition, any registered walker living with MS can visit the Living With It Lounge to pick up a free T-shirt. More information, including details on free parking and a link to register, can be found here.
Walk MS brings 300,000 people fundraising and volunteering each year across the country, which has generated more than $1 billion in funding. The National MS Society is the largest private funder of MS research in the world, which is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.
Whether you know someone affected by MS or you just want to enjoy a beautiful spring morning in Addison, you don’t want to miss Walk MS: Dallas. Lace up your shoes, invite your friends, wear orange and get ready for a morning full of positive vibes from everyone involved!
Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.