Pounding the pavement in MS fight

Photos by Jason Hawk | Oberlin News-Tribune

Raising money for multiple sclerosis causes, hundreds of walkers set out early Saturday from the First Church in Oberlin. In addition to funding, their goal was to raise awareness of MS, a disease that attacks the central nervous system and short-circuits the way the brain sends messages to the body. The cause of MS remains a mystery, but researchers believe there is something environmental that triggers it within people who are genetically predisposed. Symptoms can range from numbness and tingling to trouble walking, extreme fatigue, muscle spasms, vertigo, bowel issues, pain, depression, and more.