Hundreds participated in the Multiple Sclerosis walk at Stanley Park

The walk at Stanley Park raised money and awareness in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An estimated 700 men and women took steps on Saturday to combat Multiple Sclerosis.

The hundreds participating in the MS walk at Stanley Park in Westfield raised money and awareness in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis, a nerve disease that effects more than 2 point 3 million Americans.

MS patients at the park spoke with 22News. “Some days are better than others, you just keep going, I go to the gym 3 days a week,” said Ann Martin of Springfield.

Sandi Mahoney of Chicopee told 22News, “Until they find a cure, they’re at least trying to stop the progression.”

Barry Kriger said, “We’re going to be here until we create a world without MS, that’s the goal.”

22News anchor Barry Kriger was master of ceremonies for the walk. Organizers reported surpassing their goal by raising more than 75 thousand dollars for MS research.

Other MS walks in Western Massachusetts were also held in Northampton and Pittsfield.

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