MuckFest MS announced a new national sponsor for 2017 with AbbVie signing onto the national mud run series. AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. MuckFest MS helps support the strive to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and works directly with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The MuckFest MS series supports people living with multiple sclerosis and brings us closer to the world free of MS. 100% of fundraising dollars support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s mission to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. In 2016, more than 40,000 participants raised more than $3 million. Since its inception, MuckFest MS participants have raised more than $25 million.
Registration for MuckFest MS is now open at www.MuckFestMS.com.
AbbVie will have a presence at all 12 MuckFest MS events nationwide, engaging with participants, volunteers, and spectators. At the AbbVie tent, attendees will be able to write an inspirational message about why they’re participating on a shoelace and hang it on a wall that will travel to each event across the country. Attendees living with multiple sclerosis will be able to hang a teal shoelace, which complements the “I Muck it with MS” program’s teal bandanas.
One of the event’s most popular obstacles, The AbbVie Spinner obstacle, will return to the course in 2017.
The 2017 MuckFest MS events include:
Charlotte – Saturday, May 6 – Starting the 2017 season in a new city!
Boston – Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21
Philadelphia – Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4
New Jersey – Saturday, June 24 & Sunday, June 25
Denver – Saturday, July 15
Detroit – Saturday, August 5
Twin Cities – Saturday, August 19
Chicago – Saturday, September 16
Bay Area – Sunday, October 1
Austin – Sunday, October 15 – New for 2017! Dallas – Saturday, October 28
So Cal – Saturday, November 11
“MuckFest MS is a fun and muddy way for people across the country to support important research aimed at ending multiple sclerosis,” said Matt Williams, marketing director, AbbVie. “The National MS Society plays a vital role in advancing research and helping patients and families impacted by MS, and AbbVie is proud to return as the national sponsor of MuckFest MS for the second year in a row.”
“Each message on the shoelace wall in the AbbVie tent area represents why we host events like MuckFest MS – to end multiple sclerosis forever. We’re proud to have AbbVie return as the 2017 national sponsor and appreciate all they do to help us break through MS,” said Holly Messick, Vice President of Events for the National MS Society
Learn more about registration here and in-person on the day of MuckFest MS, pending space. Admission is free for spectators, so muckers are encouraged to invite friends, family, and supporters to the event.