SHARPSBURG -- Even amid troubled economic times, support of efforts to find a cure for multiple sclerosis appeared stronger than ever Saturday at Antietam National Battlefield.
More than 1,000 people, including children, took part in the annual Walk MS, said Jessica Potter, the Western Maryland community development coordinator for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Potter said the Maryland chapter of the society reached its statewide goal of $1.3 million this year. The walks raise money for research, programs and services provided by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
"This year, the weather has really helped us out," Potter said of the turnout, which helped bump the amount raised for the MS Walk to about $84,000, organizers reported afterward. Organizers said they hope to eventually collect $100,000 in donations this year.