It was the perfect weather for a stroll this weekend; but that’s not what had hundreds of feet hitting the pavement in Stamford Sunday. Over 300 people got moving at Commons Park for a walk to cure Multiple Sclerosis.
“It helps to fund research that happens all across the country,” says Kara Preston of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. “We actually have over $6 million in research here in Connecticut at the moment at projects at Yale and UCONN. As always, we have a lot of teams, a lot of friends and families who come out to support those that they love with MS.”
Organizers say Stamford’s walk was 1 of 12 around the state this weekend, with the goal of raising over $1 million for the cause.
“It affects people in a huge variety of ways. Some people may have numbness and tingling in their hands or feet, some people may become disabled, says Preston. “We can’t predict what course your disease will take, so we really try and support people with local programs and services to help them live as independently as possible while we also search for a cure.”
The Stamford community raised over $50,000 leading up to Sunday’s walk, and Preston says more donations are expected to come in over the next few months.
To find a walk or to donate, visit ctfightsms.org