Register for the MS Walk 2003
Sunday April 6, 2003
Email: [email protected]

The MS WALK is a fun-filled activity that will take place in 675 communities across the country this year. No matter where you participate, you'll enjoy food, festivities and the self-satisfaction that comes with knowing you're taking a step to help end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. It's a great way to join family and friends in a healthful activity to meet new people and to earn terrific prizes and to lend a hand to families in your area who are impacted by MS.

How To Participate
Everyone can be a part of the MS WALK. Of course you can join the MS WALK as a walker but there are lots of other options too. Perhaps you would like to sign up as a team captain, then recruit others to walk and raise funds together. Or maybe you'd like to volunteer at the event we're looking for smiling people who can help check in walkers, serve food, and ensure a safe and organized event for all. And if you're someone with MS, we have special roles that only you can fill.

The Sole Mates - Wall Of Hope
Give new meaning to the MS WALK - be a SoleMate! Many of our walkers already have a special reason to walk-someone they know has been affected by MS. If you don’t know someone with MS, the SoleMates program will match you with an individual with MS. You’ll receive an "I’m walking for..." sticker to wear proudly that day. You’ll also have a chance to leave a message for the person you walk for on the wall of hope.

Team MS - Catch The Spirit
The MS WALK is all about supporting each other. So why not form a team
of 4 or more co-workers, family, or friends, and do it together?

Walk With Friends And Family...
Or your school, place of worship, organization or club. Give your team a name, select a team captain, and have everybody register. We’ll send you a TeamMS kit to help you get started.

Walk With Co-Workers...
Corporate teams build teamwork and generate excitement. And it’s a great way to increase community visibility for your company. Many companies even design and provide T-shirts for their team.

Why Form A Team?

  • Photos taken of all teams before the kickoff
  • Create your own T-shirts, buttons, banner or anything that promotes your team
  • Promote fitness - Get together for Spring "training" in preparation for the walk
  • It’s fun!

Each team member is responsible for sending in their own registration form and collecting pledges

MS WALK  Prizes

MS WALK Grand Prize:   The top individual fundraiser, raising a minimum of
$3,000.  Two round trip tickets on Virgin Atlantic Airway from New York to
London.  Enjoy a luxurious trip for two on Virgin Atlantic Airways; offering
7 daily flights from the New York area to London.

Raise Win
$5,000 DVD/CD Player* or Rolling Carry On Luggage*
$3,000 2 ½" LCD Color TV* or Tiny Digital Recorder*
$2,000 Shower Radio* or Overnight Bag*
$1,000 Binoculars* or Travel Sound Soother with Alarm*
$500 Ladies/Men's Guess Watch
$250 2003 Official MS WALK Sweatshirt

Turn in $100 or more on or before April 6, 2003 and pick up your official MS
WALK  T-shirt at the event.
*Shaper Image
Prizes are awarded based on money raised even if you are unable to walk.
Prizes are not cumulative.  Note: Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery
following the May 19th prize deadline.

Only Available Day of Walk:
Only Available Day of Walk:
Walkers are not required to turn in money by April 6th BUT IF YOU:
*Turn in your Pledge of $100 or more on or before April 6th and you will
receive your official 2003 MS WALK T-shirt at Check In.
*Turn in $300 or more on or before April 6th, you will receive your official
2003 MS WALK Back Pack in addition to your T-shirt at Check In.

SPECIAL OFFER:

2003 CLUB
Anyone who pledges $2,003 on their "Check-In Envelope" will earn membership into the "2003 Club".  To fulfill membership requirements, walkers must turn in $2,003 or more by the prize deadline of May 19th.

"2003 Club" membership Privileges include:
1. Receiving an official "MS Society Cooler"
2. Separate "One Step" Check In and Out process


GOLD TOES CLUB
Anyone who pledges $500 on their "Check-In Envelope" will earn membership into the "Gold Toes Club".  To fulfill membership requirements, walkers must turn in $500 or more by the prize deadline of May 19th.

"Gold Toes" Membership Privileges include:
1. Receiving an official "MS Society Beach Towel"
2. Separate "One Step" Check In and Out process


Schedule
8:00a.m
. Check-in & Team Photos
9:00a.m.
Warm-ups and kick-off
. Lunch back at all Walk Sites.

Choose Your Site to Stomp Out MS!
2, 5 and 8 miles


(All sites include an accessible route)

Fairfield - Penfield Beach
Experience the beach route and stroll the scenic streets.


Litchfield
- Town Green
Enjoy a self-guided architectural tour through charming Litchfield.

New Milford
- Young’s Field Park
Walk our beautiful course along the Housatonic River and join us for festivities block party style!

Volunteers Needed

We need you to make it all happen!

  • Distribute Brochures in Your area
  • Do you have a Pick up truck or Van? We need help hauling and lifting
  • Parking attendants
  • Rest Stops need entertainers and workers
  • Registration Check in
  • Photographers for Team Photos
  • Help Set - up The Wall of Hope
  • Be the SoleMate Coordinator
  • Patrol the Route in your Car

Call Walk HQ and tell us what you’d like to do to help out!
(203) 838-1033
or E-Mail us HERE!

Directions:
Fairfield - Penfield Beach Pavilion

From I-95, take exit 21 (Mill Plain Road). Head south .2 miles and turn left onto the Post Road. At the second light, turn right onto Reef Road. At the end of Reef Road turn left onto Fairfield Beach Road. Penfield Pavilion is .2 miles ahead on the right, parking in lots specified.

Litchfield - South Town Green
The Litchfield Town Green is located at the intersections of Route 202 and Route 63. Parking is restricted to: The Center Middle School, Town Hall parking lot, First National Bank parking lot. Look for the MS WALK signs. No parking on the Green is available.

New Milford - Young’s Field
The Young’s Field in New Milford is located at the intersection of Bridge Street (Route 202) and Young’s Field Road.

Call the MS Office at (203) 838-1033 if you have
any questions about the MS WALK or Email Us HERE .

Registration Information:

Use our simple ONLINE registration Form HERE!

A Printable Registration Form for mailing-in is found HERE!

Print Form using link above and mail to - National MS Society, MS Walk, One Selleck Street, Suite 500, Norwalk, CT 06855 or fax to (203)831-2973

Are You Already Registered???
Welcome aboard and thanks for signing up for the 2003 MS WALK. Hope you have a great time this year!


Things to know . . .

  • We walk rain or shine
  • Invite a friend to walk with you, even if they were not previously registered
  • All members of a team are invited to have their team photo taken. Look for the Team Photos sign.
  • We ask all walkers to raise a Minimum Pledge of $100.00
  • Money can be turned in on the day of event or postmarked by May 19, 2003 to be eligible for prizes.
  • Check-in starts at 8 a.m., warm-ups at 8:50 and walking at 9 a.m.
  • Remember – All pre-registered MS walkers must complete and bring their "Check-In" Envelope to registration on April 6 th .
  • Parent signature on registration required if 18 years old or younger
  • Bring a filled-in pledge sheet to the Walk on the day of the event with pledges collected so far - it’s ok if you have more to collect!
  • All checks for the Walk should be made out to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society