Area residents held a walk Nov. 18 to send money to the Louisiana chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The walk, which started at McManus Park, was held in honor of Reginald Sims, who has had multiple sclerosis since 2012.

From the park, walkers headed to F.T. Missionary Baptist Church and then returned to the park. Gerard Hinton was the first one back, but he jogged. Towanda King Taylor was the first walker to finish.

For a $10 donation, donors received a T-shirt and a goodie bag. Event coordinator Keashu King said proceeds from the benefit will go to the Louisiana chapter in Sims’ name.

Many of Sims’ friends and family members attended.

One of the speakers, Sidney King, said ending multiple sclerosis for good will take everyone doing a part.

Sims said he has had many loyal friends and family who have gone through the years with him, and he is thankful for each and every one. He also gave lots of credit to his wife, Alicia.

Keashu King said, “What a great time we had coming together as one for a cure for multiple sclerosis. Every little bit helps, and this event helped to donate to the cause of a cure.”

She added this would be an annual event.