A walk to create a world free of multiple sclerosis (MS) was held Sunday inside the Superior Dome in Marquette. Many people wore their orange "Walk MS" shirts to show their support for those living with the auto immune disease.
According to the National MS Society Michigan Chapter, around 18,000 people living in the state have MS. There are just over 3,000 people in the Upper Peninsula with MS.
Those living with MS and their supporters said the hope is to take away the fear and uncertainty surrounding MS and hopefully raise money to help find a cure.
"It really touches my heart to know that so many people care and that they realize that this is something that needs to be recognized. There's still some people that don't know I have MS. So the more word we get out and the more people we get involved, the better it's going to be for everyone that's affected by the disease," said Lisa Taylor, living with MS.
Taylor also runs the MS support group in Marquette.
Organizers said they surpassed their goal and raised more than $6,700.
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The MS Support Group-Marquette meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in Room 4 on the third floor conference room in the east building of Marquette General Hospital. Address: 580 West College Avenue. Phone: (906) 249-9627.