National MS Society hike on Saturday |

National MS Society hike on Saturday

Fraser, CO Colorado

Enjoy time with family or friends in Colorado’s pristine high country and make a difference for people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) by participating in the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, National MS Society’s Hike MS Winter Park, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Grand Park, next to the Fraser Valley Recreation Center in Fraser. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and hikers take to the mountain at 9 a.m.

Open to all skill levels, Hike MS Winter Park features three well-supported routes ranging from two to 10 miles over varying terrain and difficulty. Individuals and families can enjoy a leisurely two-mile hike on the Green Route, or choose the more advanced five-mile Blue Route. Those up for a challenge can select the 10-mile Black Diamond Route.

A variety of lodging is available in Winter Park. The Winter Park Lodging Company is offering a 10 percent discount and a $25 gift card if you call 1-877-661-1302 and book a room.

Hike registration is $30 and includes a continental breakfast, a custom Hike MS T-shirt, snacks and rest stops along the route and a post-hike lunch. Each hiker is required to raise a minimum $50 donation. Funds raised support programs, services and research that benefit the 88,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming who are affected by MS.

“Hike MS Winter Park is an ideal way for families and friends to experience Colorado’s magnificent high country over Labor Day weekend. Each of our hike routes feature multiple rest stations to ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone participating” said Carrie Nolan, president, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, National MS Society. “MS is a disease that strikes the central nervous system, robbing people of movement. Everyone participating in Hike MS helps move us closer to more therapies for people living with MS today and ultimately a cure,” Nolan added.

The Chapter has five offices located in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Grand Junction and Cheyenne to provide information, programs and resources to help people affected by this disease. The Chapter also contributes to critical research that is yielding new treatment options and ultimately a cure.

Volunteers are still needed. Contact Amanda Douglass at 303-698-5433 or email for details.

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