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Multiple sclerosis cases on the rise nationally 

Larry Kustra was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis about 10 years ago and now leads a support group.

Larry Kustra was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis about 10 years ago and now leads a support group.

The Traverse City resident also has a team signed up for what will be his seventh year participating in the MS Walk taking place June 22 at Traverse City Central High School.

A recent study shows that the number of people living with MS is on the rise, which makes the money raised at the event so important, he said.

The money funds research and services for those with the disease, plus, the walk is just plain fun, Kustra said.

“It’s quite a sight,” he said. “You see all these people in orange t-shirts and costumes. You see people on scooters and walking with canes … People are just happy to be out there and joining in the comradery with other patients and supporters.”

A recent MS Prevalence Study funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) shows that in 2010 the estimated 10-year prevalence of adults in the U.S. was 727,344 cases, not the 400,000 that had previously been thought.

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