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Walkers unite to help curb MS

May 7, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society Upper Midwest Chapter held its Walk MS: Alexandria event this past Sunday and more than 200 people of all ages took part.
All the money raised will go to support programs and services for the more than 17,000 people with MS and their families in the Upper Midwest Chapter area. Money helps fund cutting edge research to help stop the disease, restore lost function and create a world free of MS. Continue Reading

Sure-footed strides toward a cure for MS

May 2, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

One foot in front of the other. Walking is part of a daily routine for most people, but for 2.1 million people around the globe, this simple action is taking steps toward curing a complex disease multiple sclerosis. An anticipated 150 walkers are expected to participate in Walk MS: Alexandria. Continue Reading

Hundreds of bicyclists to ride to Alexandria

July 24, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

National MS has created numerous events to raise awareness and funds including The Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM Ride).
TRAM Ride began in Bemidji on Monday, and has a planned 250-mile route for more than 850 bicyclists for a five day ride. The ride has planned stops in Walker, Park Rapids, Wadena and Fergus Falls.
This Friday, July 27, the bicyclists will finish their five-day trek here in Alexandria. Continue Reading

Living with MS, Montana journalist says positive

January 31, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Lois Lambert, 61, recently had a dream that stuck with her. A light fixture on the wall needed fixing and her husband said he’d do it tomorrow.
“Well, I figured I can do that I got up with screwdriver in arms and fixed it my legs were working just fine,” she said from her home in Ekalaka, Mont. “It was nice, I’d forgotten what it feels like to walk.”
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Lind: Galesburg woman keeps active despite MS

August 21, 2010 in INFORUM

People keep telling Sheri Paulson, “You look great!”
That’s nice for her to hear. But actually, Sheri feels anything but “great.” Continue Reading