MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands of people started their Sunday with a long walk, a walk that raised money for a great cause.
Walk MS: Twin Cities brought folks together at Minnehaha Park on Sunday morning. It raised nearly $900,000 for people living with Multiple Sclerosis.READ MORE: 2nd Man Charged In Minneapolis Gun Battle-Turned-Crash That Killed Autumn Merrick
Walkers chose between a 1.5 or 6.5-mile scenic route along the river with snacks and a finish-line celebration. MS is a disease that affects the central nervous system and can cause anything from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis.READ MORE: 'We Will Not Tolerate Sexual Misconduct In Any Form': Minnesota Colleges Investigating Alleged Sex Competition
Many people at Sunday’s walk have been personally touched by the disease, and are hoping for a cure.
“My cousin suffers every day, you know. She’s always at the doctor and my cousin Joel is in a wheelchair,” Terri Anderson of River Falls, Wis., said. “You know, it’s a debilitating disease that really needs more help to put it into remission longer.”MORE NEWS: 'We Are Pleasantly Surprised': Minnesota's Corn, Soybean Yields Better Than Expected
This walk at Minnehaha Park was just one of 14 different Walk MS events being held across the state this weekend.