LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Rainy weather didn't stop more than 2,000 people from taking part in the annual Multiple Sclerosis walk.

Their goal was to create a world free from MS. 

The walk began around 10 a.m. Saturday at Water Tower Park and wound along River Road.  

For those who physically could not walk, there was a trolley service.

The event not only raises money for research but also provides a place for those dealing with the disease to connect with one another.

"There's about 5,000 people affected with MS but it affects more than just the person. It affects the families, the caregivers, the employers, it's a domino effect. There may be one person who has it but it's affecting so many more people," Mary Carabella of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society said.

The fundraising goal for Saturday's event, $240 thousand, would be used for research and services. 

Click here for more information on the National MS Society.

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