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MS Walk Saturday
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Nearly 350 residents from Platteville and the surrounding areas will join close to 7,000 people throughout the state walking this weekend for a world free of multiple sclerosis. 

Walk MS: Platteville will take place starting at the UW–Platteville Ullsvik Hall, 1 University Plaza. Check-in and on-site registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. Participants will be able to choose a one- or three-mile route, beginning and ending at Ullsvik Hall.

Because of the State Solo and Ensemble contest at UWP Saturday, parking will be limited; Walk MS participants are encouraged to carpool or arrive early.

The goal is to raise $20,000 from the Platteville walk. Proceeds support MS-related research and services. There is no registration fee but donations and fundraising are encouraged.

The morning will include a silent auction and bucket raffle, free reflexology sessions, a balloon artist and kids table, refreshments and a rest stop in Smith Park along the three-mile route.

Walk MS will take place in 20 Wisconsin cities throughout 2016 with a goal of raising $1.5 million. More than 11,000 children, women and men in the state have been diagnosed with MS, believed to be one of the higher prevalence rates in the nation.