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NEWS | March 31, 2014

841st Transportation Battalion gives back to the community

By Army Cpl. Denis Ortiz

Members of the 841st Transportation Battalion volunteered their time to assist with preparations for the Multiple Sclerosis Society Challenge Walk, March 1, 2014, in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

The three-day event consisted of a 30 - 50 mile Walk/March, and was designed to challenge individuals living with the disease and to raise awareness and funds for research and development of a cure. The event had participants walking through some of the most scenic and beautiful areas in the LowCountry, concluding in the Isle of Palms, S.C.

Members of the 841st TB helped set up prior to the event, assisted other volunteers and participants during the walk, at the lunch stop and medical "spa" area, and closed out the event by assisting with clean up chores after the event.

The medical tent was available for those who needed to have any injuries treated, and the volunteers from the 841st also managed the "Spa" area, using a special mineral soak to soothe aches and any discomfort on the feet of the walkers.

Among the military volunteers from Joint Base Charleston were Navy Petty Officers 3rd Class Jordan Rogers and Nathan Cobb, and Seaman Apprentice Dillan Byers.

"We enjoyed ourselves so much that we decided to just come back again today" said Rogers.

"This whole event was well put together" added Byers. "We were cheering everybody on to the finish!"

The National MS Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS via community outreach events such as the Challenge Walk. The Walk is the perfect way to connect with others in the community who are passionate about finding a cure for MS. The three-day event challenges spirits and brings people together to make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.

The event raised more than $400,000 of the $700,000 goal and contributions will continue to be accepted until April 14, 2014.