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Breakfast with 2une In: Walk MS & 5K Baton Rouge

1 year 9 months 5 days ago March 06, 2015 Mar 6, 2015 Friday, March 06 2015 March 06, 2015 6:58 AM in 2une In

BATON ROUGE - There are currently 2.3 million people living with Multiple Sclerosis. This week on Breakfast with 2une In, Rebecca Buchanan went downtown to Blend to find out more about the disease and get the details on the upcoming Walk MS.

MS is a disease that disrupts the connection from the brain to various parts of the body. No two symptoms are the same, making it extremely hard to diagnose.

Rebecca got the chance to talk to Jennifer Mcgehee, whose currently living with MS.

"People tend to forget you have MS, " Mcgehee she explained. "So a lot of times people don't understand that there are issues like the numbness and the tingling and burning sensation."

"Everybody's course of MS is different," Mcgehee told News 2. "So while somebody may be in a wheelchair after 15 years...another person may be fine. You just don't know what's going to happen."

Mcgehee, whose a teacher, said that her students have also really gotten behind promoting MS awareness since she had an MS flare-up about a year ago.

"I really was kind of surprised," she said. "I really thought that they would have fun doing it but the fact that they are actually getting behind the purpose behind this is really exciting."

Baton Rouge's Walk MS & 5K is a fundraising event to support the research and progress toward finding a cure for MS. The event helps connect people around the world that are struggling with MS.

Walk MS & 5K Baton Rouge will be held Saturday April 18th, at the North Boulevard Town Square. The site will open at 8 a.m. And the walk will begin at 9 a.m. Everyone is encouraged to come out and help in the battle to find a cure for this horrible disease.

Click here for more information on how to register for the walk.

 

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