Join more than 4000 participants to fight multiple sclerosis (MS) at the 19th annual MS Moonlight Walk on Friday, 20 October.

A sea of red lanterns, the 5km or 10km walk along the Brisbane River lets friends, family, and coworkers come together to raise awareness and funds for those living with MS in Queensland.

Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in an array of costumes with tutus, tiaras, themed teams and superheroes.

MS is the most common chronic neurologic condition affecting young adults in Australia, with the average age of diagnosis just 30 years old.

Approximately one in every 1000 people in Australia lives with MS, equating to more than 23,000 Australians.

With no known cause or cure, the total cost of MS to individuals and the community is more than $1 billion annually. As there is limited government funding for the extensive support services provided by MS Queensland, fundraising activities such as the MS Moonlight Walk are vitally important.

On the day, each walker will receive their own MS lantern to help raise much needed funding for people living with MS.

With lanterns in hand, walkers will begin walking at dusk, venturing past the Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Story Bridge and Botanic Gardens before crossing the Goodwill Bridge to celebrate with entertainment and food stalls at the finish line at the Southbank Cultural Forecourt.

This year’s Moonlight Walk is set to be the biggest yet, with a fundraising goal of $600,000 to fund vital and necessary support services for the more than 3700 Queenslanders living with MS.

To join the walk to fight MS, head to Moonlight Walk to register today.

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