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Goldfish race benefits MS society’s mission

Friday, May 16, 2003
St. Joseph News-Press Online

The Hi Ho, 1817 Frederick Ave., on Tuesday will host Free Willy, the fourth-annual goldfish races, to fight multiple sclerosis.

The action begins at 7 p.m. with an auction for your favorite goldfish. Then it’s off to the races.

Last year’s event raised more than $5,000 for the mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, which is to “end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.”

Multiple sclerosis affects thousands of people in the United States. A new case is diagnosed every hour. It can cause blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, and even paralysis and blindness. These problems might be permanent or they might come and go. Most cases are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40.

For more information, call 271-7560.

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