by Richard T. Meagher / staff photographer
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Carrie Haywood, 14, wanted to do something to help people with multiple sclerosis.
"We wanted to do something as a group of girls," the freshman at St. Maria Goretti High School said.
She got $102 worth of pledges for walking slightly over six miles.
About 250 people turned out Saturday morning for the Multiple Sclerosis Walk to raise about $20,000 to fight the chronic, often debilitating disease that attacks the central nervous system.
MS Walk officials said the final tally probably won't be known for two weeks.
The crowd started gathering before 8 a.m. at Hagerstown's City Park. Walkers were registered and turned in their pledge forms before moving on to free sticky buns and juice and coffee.