KUDOS OF THE MONTH: MS Society Oklahoma

PURPOSEFUL PARTICIPATION: Natalie Cash, left, and Jim Carey from K95.5 FM stand with Kathleen Beisly, middle, an MS Ambassador and volunteer who is living with MS.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Oklahoma brings together individuals living with and affected by multiple sclerosis.

Society members work continually to provide education, support and outreach to Tulsa residents.

These efforts include the annual Walk MS Tulsa event, one of its most popular events. The event will be held April 13; the three-mile path will begin at Veterans Park and wind through historic neighborhoods and down Riverside Drive. The event raises funds and awareness of the disease.

Another much-anticipated event is Bike MS Oklahoma: The Mother Road Ride, to be held Sept. 21-22. Cyclists travel up to 150 miles around the state, starting and ending in Chandler with part of the trip taking them along historic Route 66. Other yearly events are MS Awareness Week, Uncorking the Cure for MS and the Women on the Move Luncheon.

Last year, Walk MS brought in a statewide total of $375,000. There were more than 4,000 participants with 91 percent of them having a direct connection to MS.

Visit www.volunteerMS.org to find an opportunity to volunteer today. For additional information, go to www.nationalMSsociety.org or call 918-488-0882.

Updated 03-27-2013

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