(WJBK) - People flocked to Comerica Park Sunday morning for the Walk to end MS.
Raising a little over 225k in 2017, The MS walk has raised more than $920 million since 1988. The walk connects people living with MS and those who care about them.
The money raised support promising research to stop the disease, restore function that has been lost and end MS forever.
Fundraising dollars also support local services to help people living with MS move their lives forward.
"It's about raising money and we're hoping to raise 1.1 million this year for Walk MS, $40 million nationwide, but it's really also about raising awareness not just this one day but all year long," Executive Director Tammy Willis said
Support a big word amongst the MS community, thousands gathered to support one another and to gain resources.
"It’s a great time for them to get resources, there are support systems you can see, and the teams and friends, and families who are here, but they also need to know they can count on the society, they can reach out anytime to an MS navigator by calling 1800-FightMS and they can help with anything from newly diagnosis, about wellness, or any other challenges with MS," Willis said.