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ATO Walks Hard 2018

ATO Walks Hard is a 160 mile, 8 day walk from Traverse City, Michigan, to the Allendale Campus of Grand Valley State University. 20 men from the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity will be giving up their spring break to raise awareness and funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. We have partnered with the Michigan Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and we are currently planning our 6th annual “ATO Walks Hard: Many Steps for MS.” In the past 5 years we have raised over $170,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The journey begins with an opening ceremony held at 9pm in Kirkhof Center, the central hub of GVSU’s campus, on March 2nd and concludes in Allendale on March 10th. The team will walk an average of 20 miles per day through the West Michigan winter, sleeping in churches along the way and being aided by an eight man support team. It has been our mission to walk for those who cannot and with your help create a world free of MS. 

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We’ve set an ambitious goal because we know that with support from people like you we can get there. The money raised will help fund amazing progress in MS research, as well as programs and services that ensure people affected by MS can live their best lives.

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When you make a donation, you are changing the world for people affected by MS. Symptoms of MS range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide, and there is not yet a cure. Every dollar raised matters to those affected by MS. Thank you for your support.

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Progress: 85.9534%

Goal $50,000.00 Achieved $42,976.72

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