Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
North Halton MS Walk set for April 15
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 28 Mar 2007, p. 19

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The Milton/Halton Hills Loblaws Super Cities WALK for MS will be held on Sunday, April 15. More than 400 people are expected to walk for a cure, raising $90,000 and providing hope to the estimated 55,000 to 75,000 Canadians who live with multiple sclerosis (MS). Beginning and finishing at Milton Leisure Centre, the Loblaws Super Cities WALK for MS is a family-oriented event that combines fundraising with food, entertainment, and prizes. Route lengths range from 5 to 10 kilometres; a wheelchair-accessible option is also available. Terri Kernaghan, whose 10-yearold daughter Caitlin lives with multiple sclerosis, will be participating in her local walk as part of an evergrowing 25-member team known as Caitlin's Crusaders. "The MS Society has come so far with research. It's truly amazing. There are also a number of treatments available for MS. And raising funds through events like the Super Cities WALK for MS is important because it keeps the momentum going. I truly believe that a cure is just around the corner," she said. Funds raised by the Loblaws Super Cities WALK for MS in Milton - Halton Hills will help local people in several ways. The walk helps to fund services for people with MS and their families, which might include providing information and referrals, supportive counseling, and mobility equipment. The walk also helps fund the MS Society's national research program, which is bringing researchers ever closer to finding the cause and cure of multiple sclerosis. To register for the Loblaws Super Cities WALK for MS in Milton Halton Hills, visit www.supercitieswalk.com or call 1-888-822-8467. Multiple sclerosis is the most common disease of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) among young adults in Canada, affecting 55,000 to 75,000 Canadians. It is most commonly diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, but can occur at any age. Symptoms include vision and speech problems, extreme fatigue, lack of balance and coordination, and even paralysis. Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world, with approximately three people being diagnosed each day. More information is available at www.mssociety.ca

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Kernaghan, Terri ; Kernaghan, Caitlin
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North Halton MS Walk set for April 15