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March 28 10:06 AM

Walk MS: Shreveport 2014 set

The effort to combat multiple sclerosis is the purpose behind Walk MS: Shreveport 2014 on Saturday, April 12, at the Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City.

This signature event for the National MS Society raises funds to support MS research as well as programs and services that impact thousands of Louisianans living with the disease.

The Society strives to raise $51,000 this year from Shreveport-area partners and participants to drive research for a sure and support vital programs and services that address the challenges of nearly 3,700 individuals diagnosed with MS in Louisiana.

Walk MS: Shreveport 2014 offers family, friends, neighbors and co-workers the oppor tunity to mobilize in support of Louisiana families impacted by MS. Participants can walk or run a scenic one-mile route along the Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City. Participants can also enjoy complimentary food and entertainment before and after the event.

Online registration is currently open. Visit walkMSlouisiana.org to register to walk, volunteer or make a donation. There is no cost to register and no minimum pledge required. However, the average participant raises $225, and fund-raising prizes are awarded beginning at the $100 level. Participants can also register on site at the Louisiana Boardwalk, 540 Boardwalk Drive in Bossier City on event day.

On-site registration and check-in begins at 7 a.m., followed by an 8 a.m. start time.

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