By Katie Weida
The Washington College women’s soccer program is holding an event in conjunction with its first home game to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society this Saturday in the Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a potentially debilitating disease in which the body’s immune system eats away the protective sheath that covers the body’s nerves. This interferes with the communication between the brain and the rest of the body, which ultimately can result in the complete deterioration of the nerves. This process is irreversible and in severe cases, the individual can suffer from loss of speech and mobility. The Shorewomen are hosting this event to raise awareness and money for the MS cause through the National MS Society. In their game Saturday at 4:00pm, the Shorewomen will be sporting orange jerseys, which is recognized as the MS color.
Many of the fans have signed up to donate a certain amount of money for each shot the Shorewomen take during this game. Also, the WC women’s lacrosse team will be walking through the stands taking any donations.
Please help support this wonderful cause this weekend.