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Thousands of Utahans walk for Multiple Sclerosis cure

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WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 news) – The walk for Multiple Sclerosis is an annual event that has been going on for 20 years in Utah, according to officials.

On Saturday more than two thousand people and even some pets showed up to give support for those living with M.S.

Authorities say more than two million people in the US live with the disease and walks like this one at Salt Lake’s Veterans memorial park offers a chance Utahans to help fight the battle

President of M.S. society for the Utah and South Idaho Chapter Melissa Mathews said, “this is really a rally point for those that are diagnosed with M.S and their family and friends come out to support them and it is a really great day.”

Walk for M.S events happen nationwide with a total of 54 million dollars raised for research and programs, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Last year officials say the local M.S society raised $180,000.

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