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Walk MS: Kalamazoo 2020

Walk MS: Kalamazoo 2020

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Saturday, May 2, 2020 1 mile and 3 mile routes available Kalamazoo, MI Age Minimum: Open to all ages   Start/End Location Midland High SchoolStarting from:1301 Eastlawn DriveMidland, MI 48642   Schedule Site Opens: 9:00 AM | Walk Starts: 10:00 AM   Walk MS: Midland Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. 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. Let's get you ready for the experience of a lifetime! Here is the information you'll need to have an amazing Walk MS experience. Walk Info   Walk Info & Requirements   To help you have the best Walk MS experience, here are some things you need to know:   Walk MS routes are fully accessible and feature one- and three-mile options. See the Routes & Maps page for details. Walk MS is held rain or shine. In the event of lightning or other dangerous conditions, we will delay the event until conditions improve. Updates are emailed and posted to the Walk MS event website. Children must be registered to participate. You will have the opportunity to register children at the end of the registration process. If you want to register another adult, you'll have to log out first because the Walk MS website "remembers" you on your computer. While there is no registration fee for Walk MS, the Society encourages participants to make a fundraising commitment. Money raised at Walk MS helps fund groundbreaking research and supports programs and services for those impacted by MS. Yes, dogs are welcome outside only at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts but must be leashed. Service animals are always welcome. All Walk MS routes are accessible for scooters, wheelchairs, walkers or a cane. We cannot guarantee charging stations for scooters and power chairs. Please be sure your scooter or chair is fully charged to complete the route and maneuver the event venue. Accessible restrooms will be available. Welcome to Walk MS! At Walk MS, you are joining a group of passionate individuals dedicated to creating a world free of multiple sclerosis. Welcome! As a first-time participant, we want you to know that we have a wealth of resources to help your Walk MS experience memorable.   This was my first walk and to have my family and friends surround me, support me, and encourage me to finish was absolutely amazing. To see the love that each person who was there had for whoever they were there with, oh it was just beautiful. And even more importantly, after the walk was over and all these people that I never met extended themselves to me and me to them, BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!– Karen Andrews   1. Be in the Know Watch for informational emails from the Society for important Walk MS information and updates. Review and keep your Walk MS participant information for tips and information on fundraising and more. This site will be your go-to source for Walk MS information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.   2. Connect with other Walk MS participants At Walk MS, the phrase "the more, the merrier" truly comes to life. Recruit others to join you at Walk MS! Use your Fundraising Center to email invitations to anyone you'd like to join your team. You can also download photos and videos on our Fundraising with Social Media page. Connect with us and the Walk MS community on social media: 3. Start fundraising now Set your goal and lead by example: make a donation to yourself! Others will follow. Log into your Fundraising Center to update your Personal Page. Tell your story and why you are walking, and how every dollar makes a difference. You can also send emails to your network and update your goal as you reach it. Fun fact: People who fundraise online raise three times as much as those who don't. Check out these Fundraising Tips & Tools for additional ideas and resources. 4. Make your Walk MS experience meaningful Wear your "I Walk for..." bib, available at the event. Find out why others walk to get inspired. If you are living with MS, participate in the "Living with MS" program. Learn how you can order custom team T-shirts.   Living with MS THANK YOU TO OUR LIVING WITH MS PROGRAM SPONSOR: For participants diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Walk MS is an opportunity to learn about National MS Society services and to connect with others living with MS. The Living with MS program, nationally sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme, honors those who are diagnosed with MS and participate in Walk MS. Participants will receive a Living with MS t-shirt and can connect with others who understand what it is like to live with MS. To join and participate in the Living with MS program, simply indicate that you have MS during registration. Please note: The Living with MS program is for those who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and attend Walk MS. Living with MS t-shirts will be distributed to those individuals first, and on a case-by-case basis may be available for individuals diagnosed with MS who were unable to attend the event. Remember, Walk MS event T-shirts will be given to all participants that raise $100. Together We Are Stronger. For more information about the Living with MS program, contact us at  

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Start Date: May 02 2020 9:00 AM

End Date:  May 02 2020 12:00 PM


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