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MS Walk returns to Portage

By Portage Daily Graphic, Portage Daily Graphic

On May 27 thousands of participants will come together for the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries MS Walk events across the province to demonstrate their power in helping change the lives of Canadians affected by multiple sclerosis. 

Taking place in seven locations across the province, including Portage la Prairie, the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries MS Walk offers individuals and teams the chance to celebrate hope and join the fight against MS, while raising crucial funds for the cause.

“I’ve always been an optimist, and though it seems odd, MS has given me an added spark to my day-to-day living. It helps me be more decisive and makes me feel less guilty when I don’t feel like doing something – it’s made me see the importance of self-care,” says Melissa Kuhn, diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS at the age of 26. “Taking part in events like MS Walk allows me to inspire and motivate others to always try to do the best you can, no matter what. 

The MS Society is dedicated to funding research and services that empower Canadians affected by multiple sclerosis. Money raised through the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries MS Walk will help fund things such as:

MS research - Research into causes and risk factors, treatments for progressive forms of MS, translational research, scholarships, stem cells, Vitamin D, diet and exercise.

Programs and services - A variety of programs and services that help people affected by MS effectively manage and cope with the disease, such as support groups and financial assistance.

Advocacy work - Lobbying for more flexible income and employment supports for Canadians affected by MS, caregiver supports, coordinated care, and more investment from our governments in MS research.

Check-in for the Portage walk takes place at 11 a.m. at the MNP Building on Island Park. The Walk begins at 1 p.m.

Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries MS Walk events have routes of varying lengths, including wheelchair-accessible routes. Participants will also have the opportunity to join in on start/finish line activities and team awards ceremonies.

For a complete list of events and to register, the public may visit mswalks.ca or call 1-800-268-7582.


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