Chesapeake trek to cover a two-day, 30-mile journey

CAMBRIDGE — An estimated 150 people will start a two-day, 30-mile trek on Oct. 27, starting and ending at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The 16th annual Challenge Walk MS: Chesapeake Challenge is expected to raise $350,000, which will help fund cutting-edge research to stop disease progression, restore lost function and end MS forever, as well as provide programs and services that enable those with MS live their best lives.

Participants will have the opportunity to socialize the evening before the Challenge Walk, with event registration and check-in followed by hospitality suites and social opportunities. Each day of the Challenge Walk presents a different, scenic route along the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Rest stops include the Choptank River Lighthouse in Cambridge and “The Patriot,” a replica of a 1930s steam ferry.

“The spirit of Chesapeake Challenge participants on display every year is truly remarkable,” said Chartese Berry, president, National MS Society Greater DC/Maryland chapter. “The event is always fun; the scenery is amazing and it’s such an incredible opportunity to really showcase the perseverance of those dedicated to our mission.”

Challenge Walk MS is sponsored nationally by Celgene. Local Sponsors of Challenge Walk MS: Chesapeake Challenge include Biogen and Sanofi Genzyme.

WHERE/ WHEN:

Oct. 27 and Oct. 28

Walk begins at 7 a.m.

Finish line celebration on Sunday begins at 1 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

100 Heron Blvd, Cambridge, MD 21613

Why Challenge Walk MS? Challenge Walk MS helps fuel groundbreaking MS research and provide life-changing services to those affected by MS through creating a supportive community of friends, families and loved ones who fundraise and connect.

REGISTER: To participate or to volunteer, call 855-372-1331 or email fundraisingsupport@nmss.org.

Multiple sclerosis 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. 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. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.

For more information about multiple sclerosis and the National MS Society go to nationalMSsociety.org or call 800-344-4867.

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