Fairfield resident makes her mark against MS

Fairfield resident Ellen Capozzi-Miller lives with multiple sclerosis, a chronic often debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system. The cause is unknown and there is currently no cure. Symptoms can include numbness in the limbs, difficulties with vision and speech, stiffness, loss of mobility, and in some more severe cases, total paralysis.

More than 600 people stepped out at the Fairfield MS walk, one of five held the weekend of April 16 and 17. Four additional walks will be held the weekend of April 30 and May 1 in East Hartford, Stamford, Litchfield and West Haven. Money raised through events such as Walk MS ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure and provide for the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to the more than 6,500 Connecticut residents affected by MS.

Fundraising for the event will continue into the month of May. For more information on multiple sclerosis, or to participate in an upcoming Walk MS event, visit ctfightsMS.org.

Fairfield resident Ellen Capozzi-Miller (seated) hits the pavement with friends and family at the 2016 Travelers Walk MS in Fairfield, Saturday, April 16.— Photo by Cynthia Bidorini.

Fairfield resident Ellen Capozzi-Miller (seated) hits the pavement with friends and family at the 2016 Travelers Walk MS in Fairfield, Saturday, April 16.— Photo by Cynthia Bidorini.

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