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

ALLENDALE, Mich.—A group of 20 fraternity members from Grand Valley State University are spending theirspring break hiking 160 miles across frigid Michigan terrain to help people with Multiple Sclerosis.

This is the second year for ATO Walks Hard: Many Steps for MS.  Members of Alpha Tau Omega began their walk on Thursday,  from Grand Valley State University in Allendale.  The group of 20 is expected to reach Sand Lake Friday night, where they will stay at Ensley Baptist Church for the night.  They expect to reach Traverse City on March 6.

ATO is raising money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society along the way. Last year, the fraternity raised more than $15,000 during the spring break mission.  This year, the group has already exceeded its goal of raising $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.