ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Rochester's Walk MS raised more than $46,000. The money will go towards multiple sclerosis research and helping people who have MS pay for their medications and cover costs like updating home bathrooms to make them more accessible.
Teams came to the walk decked out with matching shirts and fun outfits to show support for people fighting MS.
"It's a perfect day for a walk and the more people that get out there, the more awareness there is," says Jenni Ohm. She is a part of Team Tasha to support her friend Tasha Murray of Byron, who has MS.
Team Abby Normal was the leading team for fundraising. They raised more than $5,000 for the cause. The team of Rochester physical, occupational, and recreational therapists, were led by their team captain Abby Jones, who was diagnosed with MS in January. "Abby Normal because Abby is normal even though there's MS," explains Jones.
Nationwide, more than 300,000 people participated in more than 400 walks.
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