Hundreds of walkers from the Fredonia area will hit the pavement on Sunday, hoping the payoff is a cure for multiple sclerosis. More than 370 walkers are expected to turn out for Walk MS Northern Chautauqua, with a goal of raising $26,400 for The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society Upstate New York Chapter.
Funds raised will support direct services for the more than 12,400 people with MS and their families in Upstate New York and research to find a cure for this chronic disease of the central nervous system. In Chautauqua County alone, there are more than 300 people living with MS.
Walk MS Northern Chautauqua begins at 10:00 a.m. with a kick-off ceremony recognizing top fundraisers from this year and last year, and a motivational speech from someone who is living with MS. The walk is at Russell Joy Park (Upper Pavilion), Milt Lupean Drive in Fredonia. Registration is at 9 a.m.
People can participate in Walk MS Northern Chautauqua individually or as a team, and choose from among a fully accessible one, three, or five mile route. Folks can register for Walk MS on site the day of the event.