Each hour, someone is diagnosed with MS, a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and often vary from patient to patient.
However, there is one trait that all patients share. The disease does not just affect them; it impacts their entire family as well.
As a result, the South Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society provides educational programs and resources to both patients and their loved ones. Approximately 9,000 people in South Florida have MS, so the resources are crucial.
In order to support patients and their families, they need support from donors and volunteers. You can help.
Get Involved: Walk MS empowers the community to take action to create a world free of MS. The event connects people who want to do something about MS now, and the funds raised make meaningful differences in the lives of people with MS. Upcoming Walk MS dates include:
Saturday, April 2 — George English Park, 1101 Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, April 3 — CSL Plasma Building, 900 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Boca Raton
Saturday, April 16 — Coral Gables City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables
*Registration/Check-In begins at 7 a.m. and the walks start at 8:30 a.m.
VOLUNTEER: Families, corporate groups and individuals are encouraged and welcome to volunteer and to lend a hand before, during and after the events.
Donate: Gifts help fund cutting-edge research, support programs, services and advocacy efforts. Donations may be made online or through the mail. Contact the chapter for more information on planned giving opportunities or memorial donations.
3201 W Commercial Blvd., Suite 127, Fort Lauderdale, 1.855.372.1331, walkms.org