Hundreds team up for Longmeadow Walk MS

Hampden County

The annual Walk MS took place at 10 a.m. at Longmeadow High School Sunday morning.

Hundreds of people showed up at the Longmeadow High to team up with friends, loved ones, and co-workers to help make a difference and raise money for everyone affected by MS. 

Despite the rain, more than 400 people attended the walk. This was the first year that the walk was held at the high school.

MS is short for Multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease that impacts every individual differently, and at times, can be debilitating. The symptoms of MS can range from overwhelming fatigue and cognitive changes, to numbness and vision difficulties.

Wesley Snyder, from the MS Society told 22News the event he’s happy about the growth of the event, “It seems to get bigger and bigger every year, which is great. This is, they congregate with other individuals and support M.S research.” 

Sunday’s walk raised more than the $50,000.

22News anchor Barry Kriger emceed the walk for the 19th year.

Each year, 300,000 people participate in more than 400 Walk MS events across the country.

The National MS Society is the largest private funder of MS research in the world.

Each walk was fully-accessible, and included multiple distance options.

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