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Walk MS in Mason City helps to advance medicine to find a cure

Despite the snow this week hundreds of community members are expected to walk in the annual Walk MS Mason City event. The goal is to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to find a cure.

Posted: Apr 19, 2018 8:46 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa- Despite the snow this week hundreds of community members are expected to walk in the annual Walk MS Mason City event. The goal is to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to find a cure.

Kathy Kruger of Manly is one of 400 thousand people in the United States who suffer from MS.

It’s a disease in which the immune system attacks parts of the nervous system creating vatious complications.

Kruger has had the disease for 37 years and now has difficulty walking. Over the time Kruger says advancing medicines are helping to reduce the severity of attacks and slow the disease and the money raised by the event is helping to make more advances.

“There’s nothing we can do to help stop the disease or when you have an attack,” Kruger said. “Now there’s ten different prescription drugs that you can take, either shot infusions, transfusions to slow down the MS or stop it completely.”

On average Walk MS in Mason City raises about $14 thousand each year.

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