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ORC 2012 Xterra Portland

This year's Xterra Portland will take place August 11 and 12, 2012. 

Join the National MS Society's running team at Xterra Portland on August 11 & 12.

Every hour of every day, someone is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, the most common neurological disease leading to disability in young adults. Register today for the experience of a lifetime, and you'll meet new friends, have a rockin' good time, as well as help move us closer to a world free of MS.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and it stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. There is currently no known cause or cure, and existing therapies are effective only for some. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 450,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society invested over $33.5 million to support 345 research projects around the world. We are people who want to do something about MS NOW. Join the movement at

Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at or 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).

 The Oregon Chapter works tirelessly to improve the quality of life for over 7,400 people affected by MS throughout Oregon & SW Washington. Learn more about local programs, services and events at or call 800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).


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For details on the event itself, Go to the Xterra Portland website.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Roth.