Colorado

May 7, 2011 4:05 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow

Walking towards a cure

People of all ages came to show their support for those living with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the annual Walk MS Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society event in Monument Valley Park this morning.

News First 5's, Rob Quirk, emceed the event and walked the walk in support of both his sisters who live with MS.

Quirk says, "We understand, as time goes on, how debilitating this disease is and you feel kind of helpless. You know, you love your brothers and sisters, but the bottom line is you can't really do anything other than give them moral support and love on a daily basis."

And the truth was in the numbers at the walk this morning--at a minimum, one thousand people of all ages came to participate in the event.

About a dozen tents were set-up with all sorts of games allowing people to not only win prizes, but also to raise money for the organization. All the proceeds from the Colorado walks go to various programs to help those living with the disease in our area.

The event wrapped-up with a free lunch hosted by Chik-fil-A and Texas Roadhouse, a doggy costume competition, and finally, a site clean-up.

Today's walk was one of four that took place across Colorado. Four more walks are taking place next week; a total of fifteen walks across Colorado and Wyoming comprise the event.

Click here to learn more about the organization, events, and how you can contribute.

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