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      Community members walk to fight back against multiple sclerosis

      More than 400 people showed up at the Grand Traverse Civic Center to enjoy a day of sun and festivities to support those living with MS, their families, and caregivers.

      Hundreds of people in Traverse City laced up their walking shoes Saturday morning in hopes of marching toward a cure for multiple sclerosis.

      Bright and early, the ribbon was cut, kicking off the Walk MS event in Traverse City. More than 400 people showed up at the Grand Traverse Civic Center to enjoy a day of sun and festivities to support those living with MS, their families, and caregivers.

      7&4's very own Megan Moore was there too as an announcer.

      Folks had a choice between a 3 mile or 6 mile walking route. It's all about critical funds that will support research and professional education programs aimed at helping those with MS move forward in their lives.

      "It brings people together for a common cause, to raise funds, and recognize these family members that suffer from the disease and it's good for the community," said Michigan MS Society Treasurer, Kim Sorget.

      Organizers hoped to raise more than 50-thousand dollars. This walk is put on by the National MS Society. There will be 14 other walks going on throughout the state this summer.

      To make a donation in Michigan, click here.

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