Hundreds of people from across the panhandle will be lacing up their walking shoes for the annual Walk MS event set for Saturday at Caprock High School.
The annual event raises money for the National MS Society which works toward a cure for the debilitating disease.
MS is more common in women and affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other. It affects more than 800 people in the Texas Panhandle according to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Texas Panhandle Senior Manager of Development April Brownlee.
"Whether you care about someone who has MS or you're a person living with MS, Walk MS is the place to get connected to information, to resources, and to others," Brownlee said. "The funds raised help support research that is driving a cure, direct financial assistance for those dealing every day with this very expensive disease, and vital programs and services. Amarillo is home to one of the top performing Walk MS events in the country, per capita, so we're really proud of that designation and so grateful for Amarillo and the tri-state area being so supportive year after year."
This year's goal is $106,00 to benefit the programs and services of the Society.
There is no entry fee, but you are invited to make a pledge. Registration begins at 9am and the walk (a 5k outdoor route and 1/2 mile indoor route) begins at 10am.
Visit walkmstexas.org to find out more.