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Bismarck MS Walk Raises $50,000 Today

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Multiple Sclerosis affects more than 400,000 nationwide, and more than 2,000 people in North Dakota.  The MS Society says it's an unpredictable, lifelong disease that sets in between 20 and 50 years of age.  They're raising money today -- and hoping for an eventual cure.

"Every single dollar you raised is helping to support people with MS right here in Bismarck, all over our chapter territory and funding research to end this disease -- to stop it in its tracks, to restore everything that's been lost, and end the darn thing forever," says Holly Anderson, Chapter President, Upper Midwest Chapter of the National MS Society.

There are four walks going on around North Dakota today with thousands stepping up to help.  In the Bismarck-Mandan area alone, about 500 people turned out, raising approximately $50,000.  One team that started with only eight team members nine years has grown to 250 teammates.  "And it's just friends and family inviting their friends and family, and so we've just become a family and it's like a family reunion every year," says Lorisa Newman, MS Ambassador, Walk MS Bismarck.

"And really Walk MS is that time when we all can get together and rally around the people we know and love who have MS," says Holly Anderson, Chapter President, Upper Midwest Chapter of the National MS Society.

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