Walks help raise awareness for MS and March of Dimes - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Walks help raise awareness for MS and March of Dimes

About 500 people turned out Saturday morning at the AT&T Jones Stadium, for a walk to raise awareness on the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. 

"The reason we do the walk, it's a fund raiser for us. We use that money to fund programs and services for families affected by MS.", says Michelle Meeks, Development Manager for National MS Society of West Texas.

MS affects about 400,000 people in the U.S. often striking in the prime of life MS can affect everything from tingling sensations to double vision and even worse the inability to walk.

And across town, another group gathered to walk for stronger, healthier babies. The March of Dimes March is expected to raise almost $300,000 for babies. Almost 1,000 people walked Mackenzie Park in teams. While they aren't finished counting, organizers say the walk raised nearly $280,000.

All the money raised with go to research and different outreach programs.

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