Courtesy of National Multiple Sclerosis Society
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (SabreAthletics.com) – The Marian University women's soccer team will host Maranatha Baptist Bible College in a benefit game for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter tomorrow, Oct. 23, at Smith Fields. The game begins at 7 p.m.
Spectators are asked to wear orange – the official color of the Movement for a world free of MS – and make an on-site donation to support the research, programs and services that benefit those who have been diagnosed with MS as well as those who love and care for them.
Admission to the soccer game is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Marian students and children 12 and under get in for free. All proceeds will benefit MS awareness.
MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis.
Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and approximately 80 percent of those diagnosed are women. In Wisconsin, more than 10,000 children, women and men have been diagnosed, giving the state one of the highest incidence rates in the country.
More than 80 cents of every dollar donated to the National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter is used for MS research and related programs and services to benefit those with the disease as well as those who love and care for them.