MERIDIAN, Idaho — A sunny Saturday morning provided the perfect weather for the hundreds of people who walked in the annual Multiple Sclerosis March at Kleiner Park in Meridian.

A new study from the National MS Society found that nearly one million Americans are living with MS, more than twice the original estimate found by a previous study.

The study also found that the number of people living with multiple sclerosis in Idaho is more than twice the national average.

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"I have a personal connection and a lot of Idahoans do as well, one in three hundred Idahoans are diagnosed with MS and are living with it actively right now," Katie Martin, a development specialist of the National MS Society, said. "So our goal first and foremost is to be a resource for those who have MS."

The annual walk was one mile long and offered three different routes.

The Utah and Southern Idaho Chapter of the National MS Society held the event and has raised $100,000 so far this year that will go towards funding research and finding a cure.

Their goal is to raise $140,000 by June of this year.

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