Hundreds Walk for Multiple Sclerosis

4-26 ms walkCENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Hundreds of Southern Oregon residents are lacing up their walking shoes in support of MS research.

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is holding its 26th Annual MS Walk. The event draws around 5,500 people across the Pacific Northwest over three weeks, but today it kicked off in Central Point’s Twin Creek Park.

The walk is the biggest fundraising event for the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. MS sufferers say the support from the event is part of what allows them to face their condition.

“You know when I was first diagnosed I said this is not going to define who I am, this is not who I am, it’s what I have and the cards that God dealt me,” said Ashley Rejcek.

MS affects an estimated five hundred people in the greater Medford area and 7,700 people across the Pacific Northwest. While there are treatments for the condition, there is no cure.