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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Chicago area Volunteers Needed for MuckFest MS - Mud and Fun Run on Aug. 23 in Lockport, IL.

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 Chicago, July 31, 2014 — The Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for volunteers who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty at the inaugural MuckFest MS mud and fun run on Saturday, August 23, at Legacy Paintball & Airsoft Park (2807 Canal St.) in Lockport, Illinois. MuckFest participants will slip, slide, slosh, climb, crawl and jump their way through over 15 muck and fun-filled obstacles to raise funds for critical MS research, programs and services.

The Lockport event, one of 10 MuckFests nationwide, will send runners of varying athletic ability on a messy, obstacle packed 5k jaunt designed specifically to cover them in mud and keep them laughing from start to finish.

MuckFest MS is a unique opportunity for volunteers to experience the MS Society’s newest fundraising event with a front-row seat for all the spills and thrills of the day. Several MuckFest MS volunteer opportunities are available, including positions at check-in, along the course and in the Muck Festival area for the post-event celebration.

Volunteer hours run from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers must be 12 years of age and older (if the volunteer is a youth, they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times). Individuals and groups are welcome to sign up to volunteer. Those who volunteer will receive an awesome volunteer T-shirt, event pin and food voucher.

The MS Society depends on the commitment of its volunteers to ensure the success of its events. Opportunities are available throughout the year for volunteers interested in dedicating their time and talents to the movement to end to MS.

For more information or to register as a volunteer for MuckFest MS, visit muckfestms.com or contact Jocelyn Cheng, Manager of Volunteer Development, at jocelyn.cheng@nmss.org or 312.423.1139.

Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease that interrupts the flow of information in the central nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve. The Greater Illinois Chapter mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of more than 20,000 individuals in Illinois and 2.3 million worldwide affected by MS.

The Greater Illinois Chapter mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. Envisioning a world free of MS, the Chapter moves toward that end by driving change through advocacy, facilitating education, collaborating with others and by providing helpful programs and services. Visit MSillinois.org for the latest Chapter news and information.


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