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Mandarin MS Walk in Sudbury on Sunday

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | May 23, 2014 - 3:53 PM |
Sudbury will be one of 10 communities in Ontario participating in the Mandarin MS Walk event on Sunday, May 25.

The walk will begin at 11 a.m. at the MS Centre of Hope, located at 2750 Bancroft Dr.

So far 95 participants have signed up for the event, which will raise funds to support innovative research into the cause, treatment and cure of multiple sclerosis as well as services and programs for Canadians affected by the disease.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada estimates 100,000 Canadians have the disease.

The disease attacks the myelin which is a protective covering wrapped around the nerves of the central nervous system.

Multiple sclerosis symptoms can range from a loss of sensitivity or changes in sensation such as tingling, pins and needles or numbness, muscle weakness, very pronounced reflexes, muscle spasms, or difficulty in moving. Difficulties thinking and emotional problems such as depression or unstable mood are also common.

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