5K and trick-or-treat walk raise money for MS

Posted at 12:03 PM, Oct 09, 2016

A Halloween-themed fundraiser is raising money for multiple sclerosis.

The National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter is holding its fourth annual Monster Scramble 5K/10K Sunday morning at the historic Holy Cross Cemetery.

Participants were encouraged to run or dress up for a one mile trick-or-treat stroll.

Proceeds from the event will help support programs, services and research toward a cure for MS. Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system; more than 12,800 people across Upstate New York live with this often-debilitating disease.

Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers and those with the best costumes.

Joe Cena was diagnosed with MS in May last year and likes to attend the event with his family. He has not let the disease stop him from being active, and the Monster Scramble is an opportunity for him to continue doing what he loves while supporting a cause that is important to him.

"I love the Halloween aspect and I think it's so great that my three boys and wife are able to participate as well," said Cena. "The donations and awareness that Monster Scramble brings tot he MS community make the event that much more special."