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3/17/07-Tyler

A Walk To Find A Cure For MS

It was a beautiful Saturday morning for a walk in the park, and even a better day to walk for a good cause.  Saturday morning, hundreds of East Texans laced up their shoes for the 10th annual MS Walk in Tyler.

Every hour someone new is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that affects a person's central nervous system. Money from today's walk will help those locally fighting the disease, as well as, fund research to find a cure.  

"This morning, our turnout was excellent," said MS Walk Chairman Elise Rao,. "So many people have shown up, and twice as many as last year.  I think it's very reassuring for people with MS to see all the people in Tyler that have come to support them and the walk."  

Approximately 400,000 Americans have MS, and every week about 200 people are diagnosed.

Molly Reuter, Reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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