MS Walk raises more than $182,000

Organizers of the 19th Annual Meyers Norris Penny MS Walk are ecstatic that they defied the recession and had their best year yet.

Organizers of the 19th Annual Meyers Norris Penny MS Walk are ecstatic that they defied the recession and had their best year yet.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s Central Alberta Chapter raised $182,517 in the annual walk that took place on May 31 in Red Deer’s Great Chief Park.

That edges last year’s total of $179,433, which was a record year and $41,000 higher than any previous campaign.

“We can’t be more thrilled,” said Ellen Geddes, the society’s events co-ordinator.

Even more impressive is that the society managed to set a new standard at a time when the economy is nowhere near as strong as last year.

There were 692 registered walkers this year, up from 613 a year ago.

The society now has its sights set on its next campaign, the 15th annual RONA MS Bike Tour last weekend. There were 147 cyclists registered for the two-day event.

Last year, 139 cyclists raised more than $115,000.

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