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MS group getting ready for April event

GREENEVILLE — The 16th annual multiple sclerosis walk for the Greeneville MS Self Help Group will take place next month.
Jan Pass, the director of the group, said last year’s walk attracted about 450 participants, which was 50 less than the previous year.
The walk typically generates around $23,000, which goes to support research and client programs for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, including programs for the Greeneville group.
This year the MS walk will take place on Saturday, April 26. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m.
Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be provided, and a silent auction will be held during the walk.
Katrina Mausolf, a member of the group, said cost for registration for the walk is whatever someone wants to donate to the cause.
She said any contribution of $125 or more will earn the participant a T-shirt.
Pass said they prefer individuals to register in advance, which can be done at www.nationalmssociety.org/greeneville2014. She said they would like to have individuals form teams, which may include as many individuals as desired.
Members of a team can choose a captain and team name, Pass explained.
Participants can choose from three different trails at Tusculum College in Greeneville, ranging from 1-3 miles.
Lunch will be served between 10:45-11:45 a.m. “After they eat they are free to go, and the walk is pretty much over by then,” Pass explained.
She said the event is one that brings people together to support MS.
“We see people that we have never met before that have MS and walk and raise awareness for this disease,” she said.
Greeneville MS Self Help Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:15 p.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Main St.
“Anyone who has MS or is interested in learning more about MS is welcome to attend,” Pass said.
For questions or more information about the group or walk contact Pass at 639-1904 or through email at [email protected]