On Sunday, April 10th, we had the pleasure of supporting The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by photographing their signature fundraising event – Walk MS. The event was held in Camp Hill and was sponsored by Giant Food Stores, LLC. As this sampling of photos show, the participants were enthusiastic and having fun!
This is Camera Box’s 4th year donating photography services to this event and we had a great time, too! This cause is meaningful to us, as we personally know several people afflicted with MS. Additionally, we have a strong commitment to giving back to the community that has been so supportive of Camera Box through the years.
According the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, multiple sclerosis is a chronic, an often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. Most people living with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and the unpredictable physical and emotional effects of MS can last for the rest of their lives. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are giving hope to those affected by the disease. Across the country, more than 400,000 individuals have been diagnosed with this disease, with 200 people being diagnosed every week.
That is why events such as these that raise funds for research and services are so important. Each year, the best part of the day for us is seeing all the people who come out to help raise money through this event. There were individuals of all ages, student groups, local companies, churches and community groups, and families, and even doggies! All of whom had fun, supported the over 6,100 people living with MS in the Central PA area and helped raised money for this cause. A big THANKS to all who participated!!
To view more photos from the Walk MS 2011 event, visit the Photos Online page of our website: http://alt.camerabox.net/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewGallery=7544
For more information about The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National MS Society and future events, visit: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/pac/index.aspx