LA CROSSE,WI(WXOW)--More than 600 people walked to find a cure for MS in La Crosse on Saturday, April 28th.
Those with MS, along with friends and family members, walked in honor of those battling disease, and for potential MS therapies and a cure. The walk took place through much of the downtown La Crosse area, up to West Avenue, then back downtown to the La Crosse Center starting point.
The event's committee chair, Rachelle Thicke, said this year's fundraising goal is more than $100,000 dollars.
This is a very personal cause for Rachelle because she was diagnosed with MS in 2001.
"Yes I do have MS, I have been one of the lucky ones who has had it for several years and a lot of my symptoms are unseen, but are still there,"said Thicke.
The Mayors of La Crosse and Onalaska were on hand to congratulate the participants. Holmen's Village President as well as the Town Chairs of Shelby and Campbell welcomed back those who made the walk despite the weather.
Preliminary numbers show that more than $63,400 dollars was donated on Saturday. That does not include all of the online and events donations.
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