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Over 100 Walkers show up to support Multiple Sclerosis
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) More than a hundred and fifty walkers showed up at the MS Walk Saturday morning. The walk is held each year as an annual fundraiser for multiple sclerosis.
Tammy Lynard is one of the committee members for the Twin Falls MS Walk. Lynard volunteers a lot of time to the walk, not only because she feels it is important, but also because she was diagnosed with ms in 2005.
"The MS walk is just a great opportunity to raise money for the National MS Society."
The MS Walk is the annual fundraiser for the Muscular Sclerosis Society.
John Fisher's team, the bed race walkers, have been supporting the ms walk for the past several years."The MS Society as a whole, they only do one big fundraiser a year and that is the local walk for MS," Fisher told us.
The money raised from the walk benefits patients with MS right here in Idaho.
"The MS walk is so important because eighty–six cents on every dollar comes back to Idaho. About half of that goes to research which would be great to find a cure and the other half goes for education, financial help and just a lot of services," said Lynard.
Lynard recruited her family and friends the past six years to join her walk ms team. The team which she named TNT, Tammy N Tim, now has over 50 walkers. Over seven hundred and fifty thousand people walked nationwide in support of the MS Society.
Lynard hopes the walk makes people more aware of just how many people are affected by muscular sclerosis.