Hundreds of people walking for multiple sclerosis in Westfield

The walk in Stanley Park raised over $75,000 last year

MS Walk 2017

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The annual Walk for MS will be held Sunday morning in Stanley Park in Westfield.

The money raised by hundreds of walkers Sunday will go towards services and research on multiple sclerosis, a nervous system disease that impacts the brain and spinal cord. Last year, the walk in Stanley Park raised over $75,000, and this year organizers hope to raise $82,000.

The walk will start in Stanley Park at 10 a.m. Sunday, and will be kicked off by emcee 22News anchor Barry Kriger.

Walkers will be able to wear bibs that they can personalize with why they are walking, or who they are walking for. All Walk MS routes are accessible for those in wheelchairs, or kids who want to bring their scooter. Walkers can choose from a 1.5 mile route or a 3 mile route. According to the Walk MS website, Saturday’s walk in Look Park in Northampton raised over $18,000 for the cause.

Online registration has closed but people are still signing up in person here in Stanley Park.