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Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser walk begins at flower fields

CARLSBAD — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society in San Diego will host a 50-mile walk over three days Sept. 24 through Sept. 26, beginning from Carlsbad’s Flower Fields to downtown San Diego. The walkers hope to raise $1.2 million at the ninth annual Southern Californian Challenge Walk MS.
Singer-songwriter David Osmond will appear at the fund-raiser. Osmond, 29, is the son of Alan Osmond, the eldest brother of the Osmond family singers. Both David and Alan have been diagnosed with MS, a chronic, unpredictable and disabling disease of the central nervous system with no known cause, cure or prevention.
Registration is still open, and information is available at www.myMSchallenge.com. The minimum donation required to walk in the 2010 Challenge Walk MS is $2,500 per person, which includes overnight hotel accommodations, meals and entertainment. Continental Airlines is a presenting sponsor of the 2010 Challenge Walk MS.
The Day No. 1, 20-mile walk will begin at the Carlsbad Flower Fields and end at the Marriott Hotel in Del Mar. The Day No. 2, 20-mile walk will begin at the hotel and end at Ventura Cove in Mission Bay, where buses will shuttle walkers back to the hotel for a dinner and entertainment. The Day No. 3, 10-mile walk will begin at Ventura Cove and end around noontime at Embarcadero Marina Park South, located at East Harbor Drive and Convention Way behind the San Diego Convention Center in Downtown San Diego.

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