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GVSU fraternity to hike 160 miles in battle against MS
GVSU fraternity to hike 160 miles in battle against MS

ALLENDALE, Mich.—A fraternity from Grand Valley State University will be spending its spring break hiking 160 miles across Michigan to help people with Multiple Sclerosis.

This is the second year for ATO Walks Hard: Many Steps for MS.  On Thursday, Feb. 27, members of Alpha Tau Omega will walk from Grand Valley State University in Allendale to Traverse City, raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society along the way.  The group will have a support team and sleep in churches along the way.   ATO expects to reach Traverse City on March 6.

Last year, ATO raised more than $15,000 for the MS Society during the spring break.  This year, the group hopes to raise $25,000.

More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide.  That number is an estimate because doctors are not required to report new cases, since the symptoms vary from person to person.  New treatments and advances are giving new hope to MS patients, but so far there is no cure.

If you’d like to donate to ATO Walks Hard: Many Steps for MS, visit the event page here.