Walk MS event Saturday

PICKENS — Walk MS Team CassRox and Bonnie is hosting a fundraiser event Saturday, March 28, for the National MS Society’s Greater Carolinas Chapter.

The day will start with a yard sale at 9 a.m. Hot dog plates and baked items will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The fundraiser will be held at the Rock House in Pickens, located at 294 Boggs Road, near Glassy Mountain.

There will be a cake walk and random drawings for door prizes. Hot dog plates are $4 for one dog and $5 for two dogs.

Team sponsor Don Foster, of Guitar Lessons by Don, will be providing live music throughout the day.

Team CassRox and Bonnie was formed in 2014 in honor of Cassandra Foster and Bonnie Lark, who both suffer from multiple sclerosis. But team members emphasize that they walk for everyone who has MS — in hopes that someday there will be a cure.

“Unfortunately, most people know someone with MS,” event organizer Jessica Childress said. “That’s why we encourage everyone to come out, enjoy some good food and music; and support this worthy cause that means so much to so many.”

More than 17,000 people in South Carolina and North Carolina have multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.

Anyone who would like to make a tax-free donation or join the team can do so online by visiting the team’s page at

Checks can also be made payable to the National MS Society and mailed to Walk MS, 501 Enon Church Road, Easley, SC 29640.

For more information about the event, as well as directions, visit or

The National MS Society’s Greater Carolinas Chapter helps each person affected by MS in South Carolina and North Carolina address the challenges of living with MS.

It helps by raising funds for cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education and providing programs and services that empower people with MS and their families to move their lives forward.

The chapter’s staff and volunteers are dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Through the chapter’s support services and educational programs for people living with MS and their families and friends, it helps connect people in local communities who want to do something about MS now.

The chapter offers many programs — including professional counseling and peer facilitated support groups, educational programs and seminars, referrals to neurologists and healthcare professionals, national teleconferences and internet programs, services for the homebound, and social and recreational programs to assist people with MS and their families in leading productive and fulfilling lives.

Community support helps to fund local programs and accelerate worldwide research projects to ensure no opportunity is wasted. Generosity can come from anywhere.