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DENVER - More than 10,000 pairs of feet hit the pavement Saturday to support multiple sclerosis research and programs.

The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society's 2014 Sam's Club Walk MS Denver raised more than $1 million, according to Chapter President Carrie Nolan.

Walk MS Denver is a one or three mile accessible route around Denver's City Park.

"We are grateful to community members for their continued strong support of the Chapter's work and the MS community. We wouldn't have 10 FDA-approved treatments available today without the generous support and commitment of community members and sponsors such as Sam's Club. Every step taken at Walk MS events move us closer to more treatments and a world free of MS," said Kristin Gibbs, vice president of development.

Multiple sclerosis is an often disabling disease of the central nervous system which interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease.

MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

For more information or to donate, visit www.cureMSco-wy.org.

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