San Diego County Credit Union Is Named Title Sponsor Of National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s 2013 Walk MS, April 21 And 27
SAN DIEGO, CA (April 15, 2013) – San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, will return as title sponsor of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s 2013 San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS, to be held April 21 and 27. It will be the 12th consecutive year that SDCCU has served as title sponsor.
SDCCU has supported the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Walk MS for the past 15 years, and has served as title sponsor since 2002. Over the years, SDCCU’s sponsorship support for Walk MS has exceeded $1 million, according to the National MS Society’s San Diego-based Pacific South Coast Chapter.
The two 2013 Walk MS events in San Diego will raise donations to benefit research and services and programs for people with MS, a chronic, unpredictable and disabling neurological disease of the central nervous system with no known cause, cure or prevention.
The first San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS will be held on Sunday morning, April 21 at the LEGOLAND® California Resort in Carlsbad. More than 4,000 people are expected to walk a 1.5-mile route through LEGOLAND, and help raise more than $400,000 in donations.
A second San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS will be held on Saturday morning, April 27, at NTC Park at Liberty Station in San Diego’s Point Loma. More than 4,500 people are expected to walk a three-mile route along San Diego Bay, and help raise more than $450,000 in donations.
“We are proud to participate in such inspirational Walk MS events that celebrate the power of a community coming together in a movement toward a world free of multiple sclerosis,” said San Diego County Credit Union president & CEO Teresa Halleck. “Team SDCCU, a group made up of volunteer employees, customers and friends, are excited and ready to lace-up our walking shoes and step out in the fight against MS.”
Now in its 23rd year in San Diego, Walk MS events are known for drawing a large number of teams representing businesses, neighborhoods, clubs, community groups, churches and family members and friends of a person with MS. Many teams participated by selecting a team name and outfitting their members with costumes, including T-shirts, hats or balloons.
MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young‑ to middle‑aged adults. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. More than twice as many women as men have MS. There is no known cause, cure or prevention. Symptoms cannot be predicted and can vary greatly, ranging from numbness in the limbs and extreme fatigue to loss of balance and muscle coordination or paralysis.
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