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Walk MS at Berry College pulls in around $23,000 in donations

By Kevin Myrick, Rome News Tribune

1587 days ago   Article ID# 1518355
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National Multiple Sclerosis Society

ROME, GEORGIA (Rome News Tribune) - More than 250 people gathered in front of the Krannert Center at Berry College on Saturday in hopes of raising money and awareness for the sufferings of those with Multiple Sclerosis.

Walk MS 2012 drew donations from around the region, according to organizer Vivian Woodall. And so far, Woodall said, about $23,000 has been collected.

“The Rome community has come together and really given us a lot of support,” Woodall said. “We also got a lot of support from businesses in Cartersville.”

Among the sponsors who helped out, Woodall especially wanted to thank Berry College for hosting the event again and all of those businesses in the Rome area that donated.

But money alone isn’t the only thing concerning those who participated in the walk. Action, in the form of research and drug trials, is taking place thanks to the donations of those who walked for a cure Saturday.

Woodall said, among other things, new drugs are being developed and are awaiting approval from the Food and Drug Administration along with drug pumps that can be surgically implanted to help manage the pain caused by the disease.

“The medication we have now is either administered by injection or infusion,” she said. “There’s an ongoing effort to at least find something that will slow the disease down.”

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society — who helps organize fundraising walks like Rome’s around the nation — 400,000 Americans and an estimated 2.5 million people worldwide suffer from the disease.

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system affecting the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord that incorrectly attacks a person’s healthy tissue inside the nervous system. It can cause, among other things, blurred vision, loss of balance, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis and blindness.

“The FDA is constantly trying to find something that can give people relief who have the disease,” Woodall said. “We’re hoping soon that there will be a cure.”

Those who are interested in helping the National Multiple Sclerosis Society have a few more weeks to make donations, Woodall said. Go to www.nationalmssociety.org to make donations and for information about the disease.

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Updated 1587 days ago   Article ID# 1518355

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