Local MS Walk is slated for next Sunday

April 28, 2016   ·   0 Comments

They’re lacing up their sneakers for the annual MS Walk

The new chapter of the MS Society in Peel Dufferin is encouraging people to get involved in this weekends run. The run takes place at Montgomery Village Public School in Orangeville this Sunday, May 1st at 8:00 am.

The MS Walk is a celebration to embrace the power and the ability that we have to change the lives of Orangeville residents living with MS.

On Monday, local dignitaries, the MS Society and residents gathered at Orangeville Town Hall to raise a flag and encourage all residents to participate in this weekends walk.  May has been proclaimed MS Awareness Month in Orangeville.

The MS Walk is the MS Society’s largest fundraiser involving more than 70,000 participants and volunteers across Canada.  “We are anticipating an attendance of more than 150 walkers this year in Orangeville”  says Alison Boyce, Coordinator and fund Development for the MS Society of Canada.

“We’ve set a goal of $43,000 for this year’s walk” says Ms. Boyce.  She’s hoping the community of Orangeville-Dufferin can help .

The Orangeville MS Walk is a fun family event.  A morning filled with food, exciting entertainment and prizes!

James Jackson, the MS Society Ambassador for Dufferin Caledon feels very strongly about the upcoming MS Walk and the proclamation of May as MS Awareness month in Orangeville.  He suffers from MS and hopes to bring light to the disease.

Mr. Jackson says it’s about raising awareness for people living with a disability like MS and how hard it can be to do daily routines.

“I want people to know that they’re not alone,” says Mr. Jackson about those suffering with MS.  The new Peel Dufferin Chapter of the MS Society now offers more help to those living with MS in Dufferin County.

All of the money fundraised from this years walk will go towards helping those living with MS and for research to find a cure.

Ryan Sinclair from Crossfit Brontide Orangeville believes in the walk and what it means for the residents of Dufferin County.  This is his second year leading the warm-up routine.

“This is a great way for families to come together, support a good cause and get some fitness at the same time,” he said.

But be warned… Mr. Sinclair says he promises a fun and inclusive warm-up routine that could have you break a sweat!

For more information on how to get involved in this year’s MS Walk you can visit  

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