BILLINGS – Walk MS is an annual charity walk with over 550 communities involved, all with the same goal: to change the world for everyone affected by MS one step at a time.
Last year, Walk MS Billings raised over $90,000 to help fund research for the autoimmune disease. Today an over whelming turn out, with over 600 people participating, lacing up to make a difference with hopes to soon end MS forever.
"One of the things MS does is destroys the connection between the brain and the body. So anytime we have a chance to get out and make connections, this is what today is all about." said Brandi Remme, the Montana Walk MS Coordinator. "We like to gather together, create the awareness, get people motivated so they can get back into the community and spread that awareness year round."
Becky Polinkski was diagnosed back in 2001 and has been giving back to the community on behalf of the MS society ever since.
"It’s important to understand this autoimmune disease and I just feel that it’s important to be aware," says Polinski "A big thing for me is staying positive and to take care of yourself."
Donations are still being accepted for Walk MS Billings until July 9th.