BELMAR - Thousands of people turned out today to help raise money for multiple sclerosis research at the 22nd annual Walk MS.

Many who were in attendance say they were participating because they know someone close to them who suffers from MS.

According to the Metro New Jersey Chapter of the National MS Society, over 10,000 people live with MS in the area; nationwide there are over 400,000 people.

Those in attendance hope that their steps will bring a cure to those who cannot walk because of multiple sclerosis.