STAMFORD, Conn. -- Hundreds of Stamford residents and neighbors from surrounding communities will step out on Sunday, April 6, for the 2014 Walk MS in an effort to help raise money to find a cure for multiple sclerosis.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Commons Park at Harbor Point in Stamford will serve as the starting point for the 2014 Walk MS, with nearly 400 walkers. The aim is to raise $68,000 for the cause.
An estimated 10,000 people will participate in events statewide with hopes of raising $1.3 million.
More than 6,000 Connecticut residents battle the effects of multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease that affects the central nervous system.
“Each year Stamford-area residents come out in large numbers to demonstrate support for those in their community battling multiple sclerosis,” National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, vice president of marketing and public relations Karen E. Butler said in a statement. “Our Stamford walk site planning committee members do an exceptional job rallying the troops, bringing people together from all walks of life in a single effort to raise funds to find a cure.”
The Stamford site also will feature face painting and kids crafts, a photo area, as well as a warm-up by some energetic instructors.
There is no fee to register for Walk MS. However, participants are encouraged to form teams and raise funds.
The Miracles For Mike Walk MS team was named Stamford’s top company team, raising $16,908. Stephen Borsy was the top individual walker last year, raising $14,037.
Commons Park is located at 101 Washington Blvd. in Stamford.