Walk MS: Houston Dog Walk

1100 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 526-8967

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Dog Parks & Dog Runs

www.walkmstexas.org

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Fenced in:  NoLeash Required:  Yes
Restrooms Nearby:  NoNight Lighting:  No
Benches:  NoTrash Cans:  No
Disposal Bags:  NoWater Fountain:  No

“Move and Be Moved to Walk for Multiple Sclerosis National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lone Star Chapter Hosts Walk MS: Houston on Sept. 28 WHO & WHAT More than 1,000 walkers from the Houston area are expected to participate in Walk MS: Houston in downtown Houston on Sept. 28. The goal – to raise more than $100,000 to help the estimated 20,000 Texans living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their families served by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lone Star Chapter. The Lone Star Chapter invites Houstonians to walk for a cure with family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. The event includes one mile and 5K routes and will feature entertainment, refreshments and lunch provided by Hasta La Pasta. A Dog Walk has been added to the repertoire for this year’s downtown event, and walkers are encouraged to bring their pooches for some four-legged fun. Last year’s Lone Star Chapter walks raised more than $1 million to support research, services and programs for the Lone Star Chapter. Visit www.walkmstexas.org to register for the walk, support a walker, or volunteer. There is a no registration fee and no minimum pledge commitment; however the average walker raises $225. Registration is available through 8 a.m. the day of the event. WHEN & WHERE Sun., Sept. 28, 2008 Walk MS: Downtown Houston Sam Houston Park (One mile and 5K options) 1100 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002 Registration begins at 7 a.m.; Walk begins at 8 a.m. WHY Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide. About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lone Star Chapter MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS and are dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. The Lone Star Chapter serves an estimated 20,000 individuals and their families affected by multiple sclerosis in 174 Texas counties. The Lone Star Chapter has offices in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin and Corpus Christi. We are people who want to do something about MS now. Join the movement at www.JointheMovementLoneStar.org. Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at www.nationalmssociety.org or 1-800-344-4867. ”

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