More than 1,000 people are expected to put on walking shoes to raise more than $138,000 during Walk MS: Baton Rouge on April 30 at North Boulevard Town Square.

The walk site opens at 8 a.m.

Walk MS is an opportunity for people living with multiple sclerosis, and those who care about them, to connect, join together, be inspired and raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, according to a news release.

MS is a disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. It affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

Walk MS is sponsored nationally by Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

Visit WalkMS.org, call (855) 372-1331 or email fundraisingsupport@nmss.org to register as a volunteer or participant.