Rocco Mangel, the founder of Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar, is joining forces with Walk MS to raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society this month. Mangel created ‘Team Rocco’ intending to raise $50,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as part of the philanthropic effort. On Sunday, Mangel will walk alongside his family, friends and those who support ‘Team Rocco’ to help rid the world of this disease.
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis, and there is currently no cure for MS. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted. Still, advances in research and treatment are leading to a better understanding of the disease while finding a cure. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men. For more information, please visit www.jointeamrocco.com/.