Walk MS Gives Renters From Reston to Rockville a Good Reason to Get Moving

Walk MS

Best foot forward: Get out there and help conquer MS. Raising $125 nets you a free t-shirt! (sumeetjain via Flickr)

Every month we give apartment renters in the Washington, D.C., area fun stuff to do, and most of them get to do these things without too much trouble.

But some people aren’t so fortunate; they deal with debilitating health issues that make life hard, really hard. Now we’re giving those renters a chance to give something back to those who need it, a chance to Walk MS.

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society website, approximately 400,000 Americans have MS, with the number afflicted worldwide thought to be greater than 2.1 million. And it’s good to know we can help them.

The site gives a thorough primer on the disease. Further, here is an interview with National Multiple Sclerosis Society President and CEO Cyndi Zagieboylo.

Walk MS is actually divided into six walks in the Washington, D.C., area, so many renters have a nearby walk they can easily reach. Saturday, April 14, features the Bowie, Rockville, Waldorf and Manassas walks. Reston’s walk is on Sunday, April 15, and the capital’s event is on April 21.

Walk MS gives you plenty of ways to raise funds while walking. This is important, as there is no entrance fee for Walk MS. For bicyclists, there’s Bike MS as well.

Here is the site FAQ.

The walk routes range between three to six miles, and every walker who raises $125 will get a free Walk MS T-shirt. And yes, you can bring your dog as long as they are on a leash. Good luck getting your cat to do anything, let alone leading them around on a leash. Gotta respect those felines.

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Scott D

Scott D

Scott is a local writer and has been with the Apartment Showcase blog since its inception in 2010.

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