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Seize Winter and Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis

Dec. 9, 2002

Take the snow, the ice, the frigid chill of a northland Winter during MS Sno Rally 2003.  Seize winter ... and have the time of your life Feb. 27 - March 2 in Ely.  Help the National MS Society, Minnesota Chapter help the estimated 7,500 Minnesotans diagnosed with multiple sclerosis while enjoying an exhilarating ride and an unforgettable getaway.

The MS Sno Rally is a four-day, three-night event, which takes place at a different Minnesota resort each year.  2003 finds the rally at the Grand Ely Lodge.  Join other snow raiders and ride beautifully groomed trails on northern Minnesota's most scenic trails.  The MS Society takes care of everything.  Amenities include three nights lodging, meals and festivities, an event T-shirt, bandanna, commemorative pin, mechanical support for all participants, and more.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-582-5296 or (612) 335-7900 or visit

The National MS Society is the largest private underwriter of MS research in the world, and this year alone will spend over $32 million to fund more than 300 research studies.  Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.  Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or impaired vision.

Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40, but the unpredictable physical and emotional effects can be lifelong.  The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are giving hope to those affected by the disease.

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