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"Go-Getters" represent East Otter Tail at MS Walk

"2009 Go-Getters" team members are pictured. (Front) Colleen Sazama, Dennis Guck, Kathy Koski, Dale Koski, Justin Koski; (Second row) Lois Wellbrock, Carla Koski, Kim Harlow, Kristine Johnson, Kristy Schik, Mary Jorud, Laura Wickline, Joan Guck, Kally Conlin, Mary Chase, Amy Koski; (Back row) Eileen Bachmann, Nacole Ferden, Jared Sazama, Jed Sazama, Justin Sazama, Pat Conlin, Deb Werner, Jodi Conlin; (Not pictured) John/Joyce Bunnell, Erin Bishop-Schulz, Doug Hall, George/Jan Peters, Jim/ Betty Williams,...

The 20th Anniversary Walk MS 2009 showed statewide nearly 10,000 walkers participated in 17 sites throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. They joined together, on Sunday, May 3, to help create a world free of MS.

The area walk was held at the Fergus Falls college. The perfect spring day found a group of enthusiastic walkers and a team of dedicated organizers and volunteers helping the MS Walk to be a success. The end of the walk in Fergus showed estimates that more than $30,000 was raised to fight the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis. Around 150 walkers participated.

They represented teams from Perham, Dent, Wadena, Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes and more.

The "Go-Getters" representing our area raised a total dollar figure of close to $5,000 with a team that consisted of 30 walkers.

"Our team was once again the largest team, and I'm confident that we are one of the top teams in the running for the Family and Friends Award," stated Colleen Sazama.

The Go-Getters thank the many people who contributed, the walkers, and the volunteers for making this event so successful.

"We can be proud of the representation that our community had at this event, and are thankful for all the contributions that were made by numerous individuals, community groups and businesses," said captain Dennis Guck.

Funds raised will go to the research of the cause, and hopefully a cure, of Multiple Sclerosis. The MS Society also supports the area self-help groups, a water aerobic program and chair program at our area community centers. They have numerous other services and programs that many affected by this disease use throughout the area.