MS Walk brings hundred of people to Eastwood Field - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

MS Walk brings hundred of people to Eastwood Field

Posted: Updated:

NILES, Ohio - The theme of this year's Walk MS is "Make a Connection," and that's what people living the disease were doing with their loved ones at this special walk in Niles.

Hundreds of people gather outside of Eastwood Field on Saturday morning sharing hope and support at the WFMJ-sponsored walk for multiple sclerosis.

"This walk helps raise awareness, raise funds and also helps with research to stop this disease," says Madonna Chism Pinkard, WFMJ Community Relations Director.

Chism Pinkard lives with multiple sclerosis.

"Some days I can up and I'm doing great. Other days, I can't get up at all," says Chism Pinkard.

The Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosted this year's Walk MS.

Kayla Sine of Canfield has recruited her cousins to be on her team.

"I'm walking because my mom has MS. I'm team captain, and they're walking because that's their aunt and they want to support her," Sine says.

Tina Sine was diagnosed 13 years ago.

"I've been on the same medication since I've been diagnosed, but there has been many new medications now. There's a pill, and the money is so important for that fact and keeping people healthy and active," says Tina Sine.

Nicki Vavlas came all the way from Florida to walk. Her family, who is from the Valley, joined her in support. 

"I was diagnosed in 1999. I am 47 years old and there's nothing more inspirational than to see someone take one step at a time. There's no need to sit back, there's no need to feel miserable about yourself. It's about going forward," says Vavlas.

More than 20,000 Ohioans are affected by multiple sclerosis. Symptoms range from fatigue, numbness and weakness to total paralysis.

This event hopes to raise at least $10,000.

  • SpotlightSpotlightMore>>

  • Updated

    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:04:57 GMT
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark,More >>
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark, presented by Stanley E. Shearer with Northwestern Mutual and 21 WFMJ on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Eastwood Field.More >>
  • Around the WebMore>>

  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly...More >>
    The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.More >>
  • Low of 19 degrees in Toledo breaks 139-year record

    Low of 19 degrees in Toledo breaks 139-year record

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:34:39 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Winter temperatures are refusing to go away in northwestern Ohio. The thermometer dropped to 19 degrees in Toledo Wednesday morning, breaking a 139-year-old record for the same dateMore >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Winter temperatures are refusing to go away in northwestern Ohio. The thermometer dropped to 19 degrees in Toledo Wednesday morning, breaking a 139-year-old record for the same dateMore >>
  • Break-in suspect rescued from Ohio restaurant vent

    Break-in suspect rescued from Ohio restaurant vent

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:26:35 GMT
    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Police say an Ohio man suspected of breaking into a restaurant overnight became stuck in a ventilation duct, triggered a fire alarm and had to be rescued by emergency responders. TheMore >>
    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Police say an Ohio man suspected of breaking into a restaurant overnight became stuck in a ventilation duct, triggered a fire alarm and had to be rescued by emergency responders. TheMore >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms