Jennifer Woodford, NC Research Campus/David H. Murdock Research Institute, 704-200-5070 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Verena Rojas, National MS Society Greater Charlotte Chapter, 704-943-2334 or email@example.com
Kannapolis, NC- March is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month. As part of the national focus on MS, the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) invites the community to join their team for Walk MS: Cabarrus-Rowan 2016 on Saturday, April 9 at 10 am on the NC Research Campus (NCRC), 150 Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis, NC 28081.
MS is a neurological disease where the body attacks the central nervous system resulting in the loss of cognitive and physical functions. Over 400,000 people in the US and over 2.5 million people globally suffer from the disease’s debilitating effects.
Simon Gregory, PhD, a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Volunteer Hall of Fame for his MS research, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow Sabrina Cote lead the DHMRI’s Multiple Sclerosis Research Group. They are partnered with the Duke University MURDOCK Study MS Cohort to discover biomarkers in blood that can be used to develop new diagnoses, treatments and predictors of disease progression.
On April 9, the scientists will put on their walking shoes and head out of the laboratory to lead the DHMRI MS Walk team. They invite everyone in Cabarrus and Rowan counties to join them to help raise awareness of MS and exceed the $34,200 fundraising goal. Funds raised support research and help improve the quality of life for people living with MS.
This year, a DJ will entertain participants as they walk the loop at the center of the NCRC, going two laps for a mile walk or six laps for a three-mile trek, and they will also enjoy the team village in the grassy center of the loop.
To sign up, visit Walk MS: Cabarrus-Rowan 2016 website and look for Team DHMRI.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Carolinas Chapter
The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting Walk MS: Cabarrus-Rowan 2016 at the NC Research Campus on Saturday, April 9 at 10 am. The National MS Society is the nation’s leading organization supporting research, advocacy, education, international collaboration, programs and services all aimed toward a world a free of MS. Visit the website for more information.
About the David H. Murdock Research Institute
The David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI), located on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC, collaborates with companies, institutions and researchers throughout the world to integrate genomics, metabolomics and proteomics as well as analytical sciences, cellular sciences and bioinformatics to make food nutritious, therapies effective, prevention possible and people healthier. To learn more, visit www.dhmri.org.
About the NC Research Campus
The NC Research Campus is home to corporate, academic and healthcare partners all focused on advancing science at the intersection of human health, nutrition and agriculture. The NCRC is located on a 350-acre campus in Kannapolis, NC, just north of Charlotte. For more information, visit www.transforming-science.com.