Langley City Mayor Ted Schaffer, Coun. Rudy Storteboom and Coun. Gayle Martin joined Sherri McAvoy, Wendy Krause, Nancy Steen, Michele Huber, Diana Guenther and Joyce Olson in raising an MS Society flag at City Hall.

MS Walk happens on May 15

Annual event offers 3-km and 6-km routes in support of multiple sclerosis research

Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world.

That’s one reason organizers of the annual Scotiabank MS Walk are hoping to inspire the community to come out and support the cause.

MS is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, which can cause extreme fatigue, lack of co-ordination, weakness, tingling, impaired sensation, vision problems, cognitive impairment and mood changes.

On May 15, Langley will host one of 19 MS Walks around the province and in the Yukon. Canada-wide, more than 40,000 Canadians in more than 160 communities take part each year.

The Langley walk begins at Douglas Park with an 8 a.m. check-in time and 10 a.m. start time.

There are two route lengths to choose from: either a 3-km or 6-km option, and there are wheelchair-accessible routes.

Following the walk, there will be snacks, refreshments, music and family-friendly activities. For more information, contact Maureen Brown at maureen.brown@mssociety.ca or at either 604-602-3243 or 1-800-268-7582 ext. 7243.

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