About Walk MS
- Where are the Walk MS events in Georgia?
The Georgia Chapter hosts Walk MS events all across the state in 9 key regional locations: Atlanta, Marietta, Albany, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Rome and Savannah.
- When are the Walk MS events in Georgia? Click here to view location list
- How do I register?
You can register online. Simply select the Walk MS event you would like to attend and follow the prompts, or you can the Georgia Chapter Office at 1-800-344-4867
- Is there a registration fee?
While there is no registration fee for any of the Walk MS: Georgia events, we encourage all participants to support the National MS Society through fundraising. All money raised helps drive critical research for a cure and services that address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
- How much money should I raise for Walk MS?
There is no minimum fundraising commitment to participate in Walk MS: Georgia. All participants that raise at least $100 will receive a commemorative Walk MS T-shirt.
- Do I have to raise all of the money before the walk?
No, many participants actually continue to fundraise after the walk as well. All donations are due by the pledge deadline of Friday, June 28, 2014.
- Is there a deadline for collecting donations for Walk MS?
Yes, all donations are due no later than Friday, June 28, 2014. Top 100 Club rankings and Top Team rankings will be based on this deadline.
- Can I purchase an Official Walk MS T-shirt?
The official Walk MS Participant T-Shirt is for participants who have raised at least $100…so technically, yes, for a minimum donation of $100, you can receive an official Walk MS T-shirt. However, we think it is a whole lot more fun to raise funds through pledges and donations.
- Are donations to the National MS Society through Walk MS tax deductible?
Donations to the National MS Society, Georgia Chapter through Walk MS are tax deductible. Donors giving $250 or more will receive a letter of acknowledgement from the National MS Society automatically. For donations under $250, tax receipts can be sent upon request. Please Contact Nicole Hill for more information.
- When and how do I turn in money?
As you receive funds for Walk MS, please mail them to
National MS Society, Georgia Chapter
950 East Paces Ferry Rd. NE, Suite 110
Atlanta, GA 30326
Please do not mail in cash. Make sure that you include "Walk MS" and your name in the memo line of all checks. Please include a note so that we know to whom to credit the funds. Or, if you choose to turn in all of your funds on Walk day, please place all monies in your sealed money collection envelope and turn it in at check-in.
- Who do I make a check donation out to?
Please make all check donations out to "National MS Society" or "NMSS". Also, please include the name of the participant or team on the memo line
- What do I need to bring to Wallk MS?
Please bring your money collection envelope with any funds that you have collected and matching gift forms. For comfort, please bring sunglasses or a hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, a bottle of water, and a smile!
- Can my dog walk with me at the event?
Unless otherwise specified, YES (depends on the walk location, please check with your specific walk )! Please keep all pets on a short leash and remember to bring doggie bags to pick up after your pet.
- What should I do if I have raised pledges but am unable to participate in the Walk?
You can still turn in pledges. Simply mail your pledges to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to receive fundrasing credit.
- Can my child participate in Walk MS? Do they need to raise money?
Walk MS is a family event for all ages! You can always bring your children as it’s part of the Walk MS fun! It is important that they are registered, so we have an accurate count for planning purposes. We recognize that young children may not have the ability to raise funds like adults do. However, please keep in mind that with a little help from an adult, children have the potential to be big fund-raisers!
- How long is the Walk MS route?
Most Walk MS: Georgia routes are between 2 miles and 3 miles in length.
- Are the routes accessible to people who use wheelchairs or scooters?
Yes. All of our routes are accessible for participants in wheelchairs or scooters, as well as families with strollers or wagons.
- What if it rains?
Walk MS will take place RAIN or SHINE.
- What if I get tired along the Walk?
Rest stops are located every 1 to 1.5 mile. Each rest stop will have restrooms and will be stocked with free snacks. Additionally, Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles will be patrolling the route. Either flag one down or ask a volunteer at a rest stop to call one for you. SAG volunteers will be happy to escort you to the next rest stop or to the start/finish location.
About the Website
- I forgot my online Username and Password.
Remember that your username and password are case sensitive. Click here to find your password. You will receive an e-mail with your username and password. If you still have problems, please contact us at gaa.walkMS@nmss.org.
- How do I change my Username and/or Password?
First, login to the site using your username and password. Once logged in you will see a link at the top of the page called "Update My Profile." Once in your profile, you will be able to change your contact information, e-mail address, username and password. All changes will be made to your account immediately. There is no need to sign in again.
- How do I unsubscribe from e-mail?
Towards the bottom of each e-mail message there is a link stating, "Click Here to Unsubscribe from this E-mail Message." Click this link and follow the instructions given to unsubscribe.
About My Participant Center
- What is a Personal Page?
A personal page is an online promotional tool for your use when asking your friends and family to join your team or sponsor you by making a donation. Once you sign up for an event online, by default, you will have a personal page created for you. You have the option of personalizing this page by going to your Participant Center. You will be able to customize images and text of the page.
- What is the difference between making my personal page private or public?
By default, a personal page is Public, meaning your name will appear in the participant search list, and anyone accessing the site will be able to support you. Setting your personal page to Private means your name will not appear in the participant search list, and only people you personally invite will be able to support you
- By default I have a personal page, do I have to change it?
Once you sign up for an event online, by default, you will have a personal page created for you. A compelling personal page attracts and engages supporters. While you can spread the word using customized e-mail solicitations, your personal campaign page can be your own creative expression of your commitment to the cause. Customize your page by selecting the layout and style that work best for you. Utilize the elements of text, photo and status indicators to their fullest advantage.
- How do I change my personal fundraising goal?
First, you will need to login to your Participant Center. On the bottom right side of the Participant Center home page is the location to modify your personal fundraising goal. Enter your new goal and submit the changes.
- How do I change my team name, team division or team goal?
Only the team captain has the ability to change the team name or team division. The team captain will need to login to his/her walk center and click the "My Team Progress" button on the top right. On the Team Progress page, team captains will have the ability to update the team name, division and goal.
- How can I see who has donated to me?
Login to the site using your Username and Password. Go to your Participant Center and click the "My Progress" tab; this will allow you to view your donor list and any amounts having been donated.
- How can I see who is on my team?
Login to the site using your Username and Password. Go to your Participant Center and click the "Team Progress" tab; this will allow you to view your team roster and the amounts raised by each team member.
- What is a team message?
Simply go to your Walk Center and click the "Update Message to Team" button. This will allow you to make all necessary changes to your team message.
If you have additional questions, please contact Laurie Palmer, Walk MS Development Manager