The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s San Diego-based Pacific South Coast Chapter will present two 2013 San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS events over the next two weekends. The Walk MS events in San Diego, to be held on Sunday, April 21 and Saturday, April 27, will raise donations to benefit research and services and programs for people with MS, a chronic, unpredictable and disabling neurological disease of the central nervous system with no known cause, cure or prevention.
San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution with three East County branches in El Cajon, La Mesa and Santee, will return as title sponsor of the two Walk MS events. It will be the 12th consecutive year that SDCCU has served as title sponsor. SDCCU has supported the National MS Society’s Walk MS for the past 15 years, and has served as title sponsor since 2002. Over the years, SDCCU’s sponsorship support for Walk MS has exceeded $1 million, according to the National MS Society.
The first San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS will be held on Sunday morning, April 21 at the Legoland California Resort in Carlsbad. About 3,500 people are expected to walk a 1.5-mile route through Legoland, and help raise about $400,000 in donations. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. and the walk begins at 8 a.m. Legoland will be open only to Walk MS walkers during the fundraiser. At the conclusion of Walk MS, Legoland will open at its regularly scheduled time of 10 a.m., and all walkers will be invited to re-enter the theme park at a discounted admission price.
A second San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS will be held on Saturday morning, April 27, at NTC Park at Liberty Station in San Diego’s Point Loma. More than 4,000 people are expected to walk a three-mile route along San Diego Bay, and help raise about $475,000 in donations. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 8:30 a.m.
Admission is free to attend both Walk MS events. There is no cost to be a walker. Registration information is available at www.MSWalk.com.
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