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Updated: May 4, 2013 6:21AM

St. Charles: Walk MS scheduled for May 5

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Illinois Chapter, depends on the commitment of volunteers at every level of the organization and is currently looking for individuals of all ages to assist with its premier fundraising event, Walk MS.

The walk takes place Sunday, May 5, at 11 different locations in Illinois, including St. Charles at 8 North Ave.

Walk MS is the largest annual fundraiser of the Greater Illinois Chapter, with more than 12,000 participants expected statewide. There are a number of volunteer opportunities on the day of the event.

For more information about volunteering for Walk MS, visit or contact Jocelyn Cheng, manager of volunteer development, at or 312.423.1139.

Elgin: Cancer Society’s Walk & Roll set for May 11

Nearly 1,000 volunteers and participants are expected to gather on Saturday, May 11, at Festival Park in Elgin to walk, bike or skate in the American Cancer Society’s 42nd Annual Walk & Roll. Registration opens at 8 a.m. with opening ceremonies at 9 a.m.

Walk & Roll is a fun, family friendly event. Participants can choose a 5-mile walk, 10-mile skate or 15-mile bike ride, and wagons, strollers, tricycles and wheelchairs are welcome. Walkers with leashed dogs can take them on the 5K “puppy” path. There are options to participate individually or form a team.

This year’s goal is to raise approximately $1 million statewide to help people stay well and get well, to fund and find new cures, and to rally people to fight back. Additionally, the event allows the American Cancer Society to provide free resources and support through every step of the cancer journey.

There is a $15 registration fee for all participants ages 18 and older. Participants raising $100 will receive a Walk & Roll event T-shirt and additional incentive items are awarded at several other fundraising levels.

For more information, visit or call 630-879-9009 opt. 3.

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