Since 1988, hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in Walk MS events raising critical funds and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

This Saturday morning, join us at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater for Walk MS: West Alabama! Registration will open at 9 am and the walk begins at 10 am. You can still register online here.

For those of you not familiar with what Multiple Sclerosis is, it affects more than 2.3 million worldwide. MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease.

This year, the cumulative fundraising is expected to surpass $1 billion! Here in West Alabama, they're expected to raise more than $15,000. Please join us this weekend and help surpass that goal.

Walk MS is an opportunity for people living with MS and those who care about them to connect, join together, and be inspired. Learn more about other ways to help and educate yourself by clicking here.