Published DateLACONIA — Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for a walk to benefit Multiple Sclerosis Society on Saturday.
The five-mile fundraising walk will start and finish at Opechee Park on North Main Street. Check-in is scheduled to open at 9 a.m., with the official start taking place at 10 a.m.
Organizers say more than 2,500 people in New Hampshire are known to have MS. The National MS Society provides MS education, support, advocacy, and services, and to funds research and treatment to stop disease progression, restore lost function, and end MS for future generations.
Each walker, 12 years old and above, is required to raise at least $25. T‑shirts are awarded for at least $100 in fundraising. Typically walkers average more than $200 in donations. Prizes will be awarded for higher levels of fundraising.
Donations in support of walkers and teams may be made online, at walkMSgne.org. Click 'Donate', select "New Hampshire, Laconia 'Donate/ePledge'", and enter the individual or team you want to support.