Hundreds Expected at Burlington’s Walk MS on Saturday


The Queen City will be filled with a sea of orange Saturday, all to raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis. 

Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a neurological disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. About 1,500 people in Vermont are impacted by the disease, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Hundreds of people are expected to brave the weather Saturday, participating in the 23rd Annual Walk MS in Burlington.

Last year, about 400 participants raised nearly $87,000 for the organization, going towards research and local programs assisting people affected by the disease. Wes Snyder, a walk organizer from the NMSS, says around 450 people have already signed up for the walk.
Snyder says something new this year is a quilt that will be raffled off at the event. It was made from Walk MS t-shirts from over the years. 
Online registration ends at 2 PM Thursday, but people who are interested in participating can sign up on Saturday at the walk. 
Sign up begins at 9AM at Burlington High School. The walk starts at 10AM. 
Local 22 & Local 44 are proud sponsors of the walk. Click here to donate to our team

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