Hundreds expected to gather in Colorado Springs for annual MS Walk

Posted at 6:47 AM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 08:47:07-04

Hundred of people are expected to gather Saturday in Colorado Springs to take steps towards ending multiple sclerosis. The annual MS Walk is happening and News 5 has a very personal connection to the disease and the fight against it.

News 5’s own Rob Quirk had two sisters diagnosed with MS, and Saturday he will join hundreds of others in the walk to help find a cure.

Rob’s sister Kathleen was diagnosed with the disease 20 years ago. She went through multiple treatments over the years in hopes of getting a grip on the disease, but nothing worked. Over the past five years her health began to decline rapidly and in February 2018, Kathleen passed away.

These days, Rob makes it his mission to use platforms like the MS Walk to bring awareness and help to people like his sister.

"Money will continue to be raised, awareness will continue to be raised, research will continue to be done, and strides are being made in terms of treatment for MS. So that’s the good news as we try to continue to move forward and find developments."

Rob’s other sister Joanne is currently battling MS and is doing well. She has been able to take advantage of modern medication and treatment to fight the disease.

It’s not too late to join the walk and be a part of the fight against MS. Registration opens Saturday morning at 7:30 and the program begins at 9. The event will take place in downtown Colorado Springs at Acacia Park. The walk kicks off at 9:30.

KOAA is a proud sponsor of the walk and we’ll see you out there!