Lace up for MS walk/run

The Vernon MS Society holds its annual walk/run/ride/silent auction Sunday at Polson Park.

The Vernon MS Society holds its annual walk/run/ride/silent auction Sunday at Polson Park.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. (with help from the Kiss FM Events Crew), and the walk starts at 11 a.m. The auction finishes at 2 p.m.

“We are ordering nice warm weather and plan to have a fantastic event,” said René Gendron, event spokesperson.

The Vernon MS Society ensures all funds raised locally remain in the Okanagan area.

“We send help into homes to clean, do laundry or cut lawns as required,” said Gendron. “We also help with transportation to doctors, hospitals or to MS clinics if needed.”

Everybody is welcome to participate and that includes organizations, sports teams, schools, choirs and other charities who can join the walk and keep half the funds they raise for their own organization.

“Groups can do this without having to do any of the organizing,” said Gendron.

s“We supply charity receipts for income tax which really helps in raising funds.”

To obtain a pledge sheet, visit the Vernon MS Society office, #105, in the People Place or call 250-542-2241.

The society will also be selling carnations May 6 to 8 at the Village Green Centre for its annual Mother’s Day carnation sale.

Carnations will be $20 for a bunch of 25 or single flowers by donation. Groups can order them and keep $5 for every bunch they sell.

The society makes its final order April 29.