Walk MS: Twin Cities 2018

Team Benchmark

Nearly 350,000 people in the U.S. suffer from this agonizing disease in which your immune system attacks your brain, spinal cord and optic nerve, eating away the protective layer of your nerves and eventually the nerves themselves. Its cause is unknown. It's two to three times more common in women than in men, and it strikes young: Two-thirds of people are diagnosed between ages 20 and 40. There is no cure. Yet.

Who gets MS and why are questions that challenge researchers. There may be a genetic link or even an association to where someone grows up. MS is different for each person.

What can be done?

Financial support is needed to fund research and alternate treatments, and to provide social and wellness programs to address the needs of people who live with MS.

That's why Benchmark Reporting Agency has been a faithful participant in the annual Christopher & Banks Twin Cities Walk MS for the last nine years. The money we raise goes directly to research and programs for those living with MS: providing medication, medical equipment, counseling services and family social programs, as well as resources for emotional health and physical well being through a network of support groups.

Please join TEAM BENCHMARK for the WALK MS event on May 6, 2018 at the beautiful Minnehaha Falls Park in Minneapolis. In addition to your personal fund raising, we will donate $150 for each walker who joins our team, up to $10,000.00. Benchmark will have a table set up just outside of the pavilion. We will meet at 8:30 AM for donuts, comradery and a team photo before we begin the walk.

By walking together, we can make a powerful statement in the fight against MS and toward a cure. Last year we welcomed over 58 walkers and raised over $19,000. Team Benchmark has raised over $150000 to date.
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About MS

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.

Learn more at walkMS.org

Want to join our team?

We’d love to have you. Come walk with us and share in an experience that will change lives—including your own.

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Progress: 139.1%

Goal $10,000.00 Achieved $13,910.00

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