MS walk set for May 19 at Betts

For more than 50 years, the Western PA Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has been at the forefront of providing help and hope through programs and services for people with MS, their friends and loved ones. Donations collected during Walk MS, fund a Direct Financial Assistance program that includes emergency assistance funds to help those with immediate need. Locally, our chapter serves 7,500 people living with MS in our territory while also supporting national research.

The Warren Walk is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, at Betts Park, DeFrees Pavilion. Registration will begin at 1 p.m., and the walk will start at 1:30 p.m. There will be one-mile and three-mile route options;routes are 100-percent accessible. Snacks and water will be distributed to walkers at rest stops along the route.

On the day of the event participants should bring a completed and signed walker check-in envelope and contributions s/he has collected. After participants have registered a check-in envelope will be mailed (if you register at least two weeks prior to the walk date).

Forming a team is easy! Designate a team captain, make up a fun team name, and when you register online for Walk MS, choose the option to “create a new team.” If you’re already registered, but want to start a team contact the Western PA Chapter Erie Office

To register as An Individual, Start a Team, Join a Team or Volunteer visit, or contact Colleen Szymczak at the Erie Office, (814)-464-2900 email,