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April 11, 2014

Health Beat: Walk MS: Newburyport to raise money, awareness

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host the annual Walk MS: Newburyport tomorrow.

The 5-mile route will start and end at Cashman Park in Newburyport. Check-in opens at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

Walk MS is a fundraising event that provides multiple sclerosis education, support, advocacy and services to people affected by multiple sclerosis, while it supports cutting-edge research and treatment to stop disease progression, restore function and end MS.

All walkers 12 years of age and older are asked to raise a minimum of $25. To register for the walk or to make a donation to a team or individual, visit www.walkMSgne.org.

Gentle yoga to help those with cancer

Two local yoga centers are offering special sessions for cancer patients this weekend.

“Yoga for Those Living With Cancer” will take place tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Yoga Center of Newburyport.

Those who are newly diagnosed, in treatment or in recovery are invited to the wellness workshop. No prior yoga experience is required.

Participants will learn and experience yoga-based practices designed for symptom reduction, including relaxation breathing, gentle movement, imagery and meditation.

Registration is required, and the cost is a suggested donation of $10. Call 978-225-3700 or email pathways-rose@comcast.net. Yoga Center is located at 12 Maple St.

“Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivors” is offered on the second Sunday of every month at Roots to Wings Yoga & Healing Center.

The workshops will include gentle, mindful stretching and supported restorative poses and dialogue with other cancer survivors. Each session will be modified to meet the needs of participants, determined in preregistration interviews.

Sessions will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m., and the fee is by donation.

To set up an interview or for more information, call 978-985-4166 or email arleendamon@gmail.com. Roots to Wings is located at 1 Lunt St., Byfield.

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