Huntsville Gearing Up to Walk for Multiple Sclerosis

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WHNT) -- It's time to lace up your sneakers and join the fun at the Annual National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Walk for MS in Huntsville. The event is being held Saturday, April 6th at Huntsville Botanical Garden. Check-in opens at 8:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m.

Brandy Harm is the event coordinator for the event and she also has a son, Austin, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis a few years ago. "When Austin was six, he woke up one morning and couldn't walk," said Harm. "We rushed him to the hospital and it took about two years to figure out that indeed, he had Multiple Sclerosis and he was diagnosed."

Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain. "Right now, there is no cure," said Harm. "It destroys the connection between the brain and the body."

According to Harm, events like the Walk for MS help fund research projects that will hopefully one day find a cure for the disease. That hope is what she thinks will encourage people to come out to the walk this weekend. "Since MS destroys connections in the brain," she said, " When we come together at an MS walk and make those connections, we're showing MS who is boss."

For more information on how to register for the walk or form a team, click here.

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