Lakeland MS Walk looks to raise $132,000

Calling all walkers, runners and bikers, the annual Jayman MS Walk is this Saturday in St. Paul. This year’s goal is to raise $132,000 to help those affected by multiple sclerosis.

“We have a really good jump on it, we have around $50,000 raised so far,” confirmed director of client care, for the Lakeland MS Society, Brenda Rosychuk. Last year the walk raised over $120,000, with 575 participants.

Part of those funds came from the RCMP Regimental Ball, where the Lakeland MS Society was this year’s benefactor.

Money raised from the annual walk goes to help client care in the Lakeland, as well as national initiatives and research. The Lakeland MS Society aids those living with MS in the Lakeland region through a variety of health care, programming and social events.

You can get involved by becoming a participant. There are many different options, including individual and team walkers. The walk has 2km, 5km, and 10km routes throughout St. Paul. Open to all mobilities, whether you walk, run, bike, scoot or wheel.

“Whatever you want to do to get around the route is fine. We just want you to come out and support those living with MS.” Assured Rosychuk.

The day includes a morning registration and pump up for the event, the walk and followed by a wind-up lunch, team awards ceremonies and amazing stories from people living with MS. Rosychuk encourages you to “bring your family and friends together to share in the activities.”

If you are unable to attend and would like to donate, you can donate online to the Lakeland MS Walk. There are also options to donate to a specific individual’s or group’s efforts.