Aspen Club wrote -The Aspen Club proudly presents the 4th Annual Aspen TNT 10K Race. The TNT Race showcases a unique route on various trails, bike paths, and sidewalks around the town of Aspen, Colorado. For details about the race, please go to our website at www.aspentnt.com. All proceeds from the Aspen TNT 10K Race will go to the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. MS is a chronic disease of the brain, spinal cord, optic nerves, and is the leading cause of disability in young women and the second leading cause of disability in young men. Exercise is essential to general health and well-being; studies have also found exercise to be helpful in managing many MS symptoms. This year, The Aspen Club has joined the TNT Race as the event’s Presenting Sponsor. The Aspen Club is a health club, spa, and sports performance center. Located in Aspen, Colorado, The Aspen Club's majestic setting attracts those in need of fitness, adventure and of course, pampering. The Aspen Club is proud to join forces with the TNT Team and to help raise money and awareness for those fighting MS in our Valley. It is likely that you know at least one person with Multiple Sclerosis. Lexi McNutt (with a group of good friends) started the race in 2013, two years after she was diagnosed with the disease. Amy Behrhorst was diagnosed with MS in 2009 and in 2015 joined Lexi and the TNT Team to help raise awareness. These two ladies represent just a fraction of the number of people in the Roaring Fork Valley living with MS. Over the past two years, the Aspen TNT has donated over $100,000 for research to the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. With your help, we will to be able to continue our support of the efforts of the National MS Society. Currently, there is no treatment to stop the progression of MS or that can reverse and restore function lost to nervous system damage caused by this disease. But the great news is that there have been several recent breakthroughs in research that have given the MS community hope that there will be medications to reverse the damage caused by MS and to end MS entirely in our lifetime. The key to this is ongoing research. MS is chronic disease of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. MS can cause blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, blindness and more. These problems may be permanent or may come and go. MS is not considered a fatal disease, as the vast majority of people with MS live a normal life-span. MS is the leading cause of disability in young women and the second leading cause of disability in young men. Worldwide, MS affects about 2.7 million people and over 400,000 Americans have been diagnosed with the disease. The incidence of MS is higher north of the 38th parallel. In Colorado, it is estimated that one in 420 people have MS. MS has a significant emotional and physical impact on the quality of life of those who have it. Seventy percent of people living with MS have a level of impairment from the disease that interferes with at least one essential daily task. After 10 years of disease, seventy percent of people with MS will not be working outside the home. After 15 years, fifty percent will require at least a cane to walk. Thirty percent will eventually need to use a wheelchair. The National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to support people with MS and their families move their lives forward. The National MS Society is the largest private funder of MS research in the world.