Multiple Sclerosis fundraising walk to be held Saturday at Boardwalk Park in downtown Windsor |

Multiple Sclerosis fundraising walk to be held Saturday at Boardwalk Park in downtown Windsor

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More than 1,000 walkers from across northern Colorado will gather Saturday at Boardwalk Park in downtown Windsor for the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society's Sam's Club Walk MS Northern Colorado.

Loveland Mayor Cecil Gutierrez will deliver opening remarks before participants begin walking at 9:30 a.m. to raise funds to stop MS, restore function lost to MS and end MS forever.

According to a news release from the Colorado-Wyoming MS Chapter, Windsor was chosen as the location for the annual Walk MS Northern Colorado for its central location and the walk features one- and three-mile route options around Windsor Lake. Breakfast provided by Perkins, a kids' activity area and Colorado Eagles mascot Slapshot will round out the morning's festivities.

"In 2013 more than 16,000 people participated in the Chapter's 12 Walk MS events held throughout Colorado and Wyoming raising more than $1.8 million dollars to support programs and research that benefit more than 100,000 people affected by MS in Colorado and Wyoming," said Kristin Gibbs, vice president of development, in a news release. "We are grateful to the communities throughout northern Colorado for their continued strong support of the chapter's work and the MS community. We wouldn't have 10 FDA-approved treatments available today without the generous support and commitment of community members and sponsors such as Sam's Club and Toyota. Every step taken at Walk MS events move us closer to more treatments and a world free of MS."

Registration is now open and the chapter suggests a minimum $50 in fundraising to participate. Event day registration and activities start at 7:30 a.m.

For information or to register for the Sam's Club Walk MS Northern Colorado, visit

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