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Hundreds Raise Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis

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Community members are coming together to walk to eliminate Multiple Sclerosis.

More than 500 people gathered at Otsiningo Park to participate in Walk MS Binghamton -- a walk raising money to help the more than 12,800 people living with MS in Upstate New York. Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that can disable the central nervous system and cause problems with the flow of information between the brain and body.

It affects more than two-point-three million people nationwide, that's why walkers say they're trying to put an end to the disease.


"You hear about cancer and you hear about other diseases but MS can be kind of silent. It affects people differently, so it can be as small as fatigue and optic neuritis and invisible symptoms, as well as actually paralysis," said senior manager of community engagement of the Upstate New York MS Society Ashley Greenman.

Sunday more than $53,000 was raised to help support research, programs and services for those living with MS.