LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – Local lawmakers walked for a multiple sclerosis cure with over 1,300 people in the Walk MS Albany event Sunday.
Assemblyman John McDonald (D) and Congressman Paul Tonko helped kick off the event that hopes to raise about $200,000 in funds for the National MS Society Upstate New York chapter between several walks held across the Capital Region.
Donations will support services for more than 12,800 with MS and their families across upstate N.Y. and research for a cure.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system, interrupting the flow of information to the brain and between the brain and body. Symptoms of MS can range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. In upstate N.Y., the rate of diagnosis is almost double the national average.