The 10th annual “FRIENDS 1K MS Walk” benefiting the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation will be held Saturday morning, June 14, 2014 at Heritage
Park, 12301 Pardee Road.

Registration is $20, which includes an event t-shirt and refreshments. Registration opens at 9 a.m. near the new Sheridan Center Pavilion, along Pardee Road and near the Taylor Community Library. The walk begins at 10 a.m.

For the past decade, Samara Wolf has planned and hosted the “FRIENDS” Walk event that raises awareness of the disease and helps multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with the cost of medicine, wheelchairs, driving aids and medical equipment. This year's sponsors include the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Medical Staff fund, the Fur Angels Pet Therapy Group, State Representative Doug Geiss, San Antonio Testing Lab, Southgate Medical Group- Dr. Michael Neshewat, Dr. Scott Grodman-Podiatrist, Happy Paws and Camp Canine. 

The annual event also features entertainment and various booths and raffles. Wolf said there are two additional raffles this year for Detroit Tigers game tickets. “The winners will get amazing seats close to the third base line," she said. One raffle ticket costs $5 or you can buy three raffle tickets
for $10. The winners (two separate drawings – one for each game) will receive Seats 1-4 row 10 sec 139. Game 1 is Thursday, July 31, 1:08 p.m. vs White Sox. Game 2 is Saturday August 16, 7:08 p.m. vs. Mariners.

Contact Wolf at (313) 445-0118 or corgimommy@hotmail.comfor more information on how to participate. You can also sign up the day of the event. A limited supply of t-shirts from past walks is available for $1. The “FRIENDS” motto “Fighting Caring with Attitude Endlessly Defeating MS” is displayed on the t-shirts.

The mission of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is to provide programs and support services to those persons affected by MS that help them maintain their health, safety, self-sufficiency, and personal well-being; and to heighten public awareness of multiple sclerosis in order to elicit financial support for the MSF’s programs and services and promote understanding for those diagnosed with the illness.

PHOTO: Samara Wolf receives a proclamation earlier this spring from Mayor Rick Sollars for all the hard work she has done for the MS Walk over the years in Taylor.