MS walk Saturday in Bellville

Staff report

CLEAR FORK VALLEY — More than 250 people are expected to come together to raise more than $26,000 at Walk MS: in Bellville on Saturday.

People participating may check at 9 a.m. at Clear Fork High School, 987 State Route 97, outside the village.

Walk MS helps fuel groundbreaking MS research and provide life-changing services to those affected by MS through creating a supportive community of friends, families and loved ones who raise funds and connect.

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, which interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis.

The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving closer to a world free of MS. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide..

Staff report