Team Arkadelphia ranked #1 in state MS walk

Walk MS: Little Rock takes place May 7

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For The Arkadelphian

LITTLE ROCK — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host Walk MS: Little Rock on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at North Shore Riverwalk Park in North Little Rock where an estimated 300 people are expected to raise more than $50,000.

Team Arkadelphia is presently ranked #1 in Arkansas and #22 on the national leaderboard.

Pictured in the 2019 team photo are Nancy Wayland, Steve Wayland, Hunter Wayland, Lily Wayland Hardush, Emily Strickland Freeland, Leanne Strickland, Kelly Strickland, Russell Strickland, Matt Freeland, Jillian Battaglia, Collin Battaglia, CK Sandifer, Lucille Sandifer, Molly Wallace, Brent Wallace, OBU RHO SIGMA members and sweethearts, family and friends | Submitted photo
Russell and Leanne Strickland | Submitted photo

Team captain Russell Strickland has this year raised a personal best of more than $39,000, and is just $700 shy of raising more than $600,000 in lifetime donations for the MS Society. 

In 2022, Walk MS will be in-person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic and is a unique opportunity for friends, loved ones and co-workers to gather and fundraise, connect and advocate for people affected by multiple sclerosis. Several protocols are being implemented to keep participants, volunteers, supporters and staff as safe as possible. 

“Walk MS: Little Rock is ready to bring everyone together to raise awareness and funds for critical MS research, and celebrate advancements made to date,” says Christie Eckler, Executive Director of the National MS Society’s South Central Market. “We know that together, we are stronger and will drive progress to cure MS.”


WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2022; Site Opens at 8 a.m., Walk starts at 9 a.m.

WHERE: North Shore Riverwalk Park, North Little Rock (parking located at 120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72114)

WHY: Funds raised at Walk MS help provide life-changing programs and services for people affected by MS, ensure their voices are heard in public policy to help them live better with the challenges of MS, and support groundbreaking MS research.  

REGISTER: Visit walkMS.org or call 855-372-1331 

FUNDRAISE: Email fundraisingsupport@nmss.org for resources 

SPONSORS: The Premier National Sponsor for Walk MS is Sanofi; National Sponsors include Biogen, Bristol Myers Squibb, EMD Serono, Genentech and Novartis. Local bonze level sponsor Superior Van & Mobility.   

WALK MS PSAs: Available to download here

FOLLOW: @walkms on Facebook; @walk_ms on Instagram; use #walkMS

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