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Virtual MS walk happening this Sunday

The annual Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society Leeds and Grenville walk is happening virtually this year.

Coordinator Kelly McElrea says people are welcome to participate when they want on Sunday, May 24th and how they want as some people may not feel comfortable heading outside this year.

“Whether it’s a walk or a dance party in your living room, it’s really whatever you want. But what’s happening at noon is a virtual MS walk and #wechallengems kickoff.”

McElrea says there will be a livestream on their Facebook page with the MS Society’s CEO, people living with MS and other surprises in the hour.

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Before the kickoff at noon, McElrea says others will be live on Facebook with light workouts and music beginning at 10:00am.. At 4:00pm musicfest will be streaming on the MS Society’s Youtube.

McElrea says with everything going on with COVID-19 it was important to keep everyone safe.

“People living with MS are going to be particularly vulnerable during times like this because often their immune systems are suppressed. So it can be quite a dangerous situation for some people living with MS.”

McElrea says last year around $33,000 was raised from the MS walk.

To register or donate visit the MS walks website here.

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