MS Walk pledges total $10,900 |

MS Walk pledges total $10,900

Reid Williams

DILLON – Individuals and teams that participated in Saturday’s Multiple Sclerosis Walk in Dillon gathered pledges for $10,900 that will help fund research into fighting the disease.

According to Teresa Nissen, database manager for the Denver office of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and an organizer of the event, that dollar amount might grow even higher, “because people often underestimate the amount of pledges they’ll actually turn in.”

One hundred twenty-one walkers took part in the awareness and fund-raising event, walking three- and six-mile courses around the Dillon Reservoir.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the central nervous system which causes symptoms such as balance difficulty and loss of vision.

The disease disproportionately affects women, those who live at altitude and people who live near the 40th parallel. The Dillon MS Walk is one of 12 held around the state.

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