MS Walk Kicks Off $40K Drive

JMU Event Draws 200 To Raise Awareness, Funds

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Posted: April 21, 2014

Participants begin Saturday’s annual Walk MS event at the JMU Festival Conference And Student Center in Harrisonburg. The event raises money to support programs and research for people living with multiple sclerosis. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Rebecca Kimble of Weyers Cave (right) talks about her experience with MS before the start of Saturday’s Walk MS at the James Madison Festival Conference and Student Center. Kimble was diagnosed with MS in December 2003.
Walk MS participants meander through JMU’s campus during Saturday’s event in Harrisonburg.

HARRISONBURG — Strangers don’t know what to expect when they see Carol Schikman in a wheelchair.

Often, she says, people are not sure if she has the mental capacity to converse with them.

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