More than 200 Kingston residents are expected to lace up and participate in the Annual MS Mandarin Walk this Sunday, as National MS Awareness Month comes to an end.
The city’s Annual Mandarin MS Walk takes place Sunday, May 27th at 10:00am. Participants will be taking to the streets on a 5 km route that begins and ends at Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute and includes a walk through the historic village of Portsmouth.
The MS walk in Kingston is one of 57 locations across the province, offering individuals and teams the chance to celebrate hope and join the fight against MS while also raising funds for the cause.
After the walk, there will be a light lunch and awards ceremony with 104.3 Fresh FM on site to play all the greatest tunes.
For anyone not interested in walking, but wanting to support the MS Society of Canada, can donate on site. The event is also seeking caring and enthusiastic volunteers to help with its various events and programs.
According to the event’s release, Multiple Sclerosis is the most prevalent neurological disease in young adults; often diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40 years old at a rate of approximately three people every day or 1,100 annually. Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world.
Visit this MSwalks.ca page to register as an individual or a team for the Kingston walk (nationally at www.mswalks.ca) and learn more about MS and the activities of the MS Society of Canada at www.mssociety.ca.
Photo source: MS Walk