The weather threatened, but more than 60 people still turned out for the 2017 Drumheller MS Walk on Sunday, May 7.
"It's actually brisk, but it's perfect for walking: keep moving and you won't get too hot," stated walk organizer Kim Mortimer from the MS Society's central Alberta office in Red Deer. "(There's) a lot of repeat walkers, I noticed, this year so that's fabulous (that) the support is there in the community."
A total of 23 walkers adn seven teams have already signed up for the 2018 MS Walk.
"We support those living with MS: we want to facilitate their living arrangements; quality of life, is what we call it," she outlined. "Of course, monies will go towards ground breaking research and, hopefully, one day we can end this terrible disease."
This year's walk moved behind the Badlands Community Facility. Walkers headed out around 10:00 a.m. to the Homestead Museum and back for a barbecue hosted by Freson Bros.
"This is a celebration event, it's not a challenge event, and it's all inclusive," noted Mortimer. "Family, friends, care givers (and) those who are in wheelchairs and walkers."
The amount raised to date is $20,700, but fundraising will continue until the end of July, with a goal of $33,000.
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