Information for MS Walk Ormond

Good afternoon

Walk MS has sent information out to all who are participating in the MS Walk event this Saturday. MS Walk is a public event, and you are welcome and encouraged to bring family and friends.

Ham radio operators do not need to register. When you arrive at Rockefeller Gardens Park find the Volusia ARES canopy, there will be signs showing the location. Please arrive by 8:20 am, we will assign positions, answer questions and cover procedures at that time. Then we will go to our assigned location.  The wind will be loud and will make it difficult to hear net control. After the event, everyone will meet back at the ARES canopy for a short situation report and photos

You will need to bring with you.

  • 5 Watt HT
  • Headphones if you would like to be positioned on the bridge
  • Yellow vest or bright clothing for safty

If we have enough interested, we can all meet at a local restaurant to have lunch.

If you have any questions, you can contact me at any time.


Start/finish location:

Rockefeller Gardens at the Casements

                  26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

  • Parking:  Parking lot behind the Casements
  • 8:00AM – Walk MS Registration begins
  • 8:40AM – Opening Ceremony begins
  • 9:00AM – Walk MS begins!
  • Parking:  Parking lot behind the Casements
  • 8:00AM – Walk MS Registration begins
  • 8:40AM – Opening Ceremony begins
  • 9:00AM – Walk MS begins!
  • DJ Dallas Callas

  • REGISTRATION– We have a new check in process – Only those turning in donations, picking up their event t-shirt (must have raised $100), or newly registering need to check in. All others grab some breakfast and enjoy the festivities!  If you raise $100 you will receive an MS t-shirt.
  • FUNDRAISE WITH FACEBOOK – Several participants have had incredible success since this new tool was released.  A few have even said that they reached their goal and had to increase it in less than an hour!  Once you do, you’ll own your own fundraising page in Facebook. This exciting new feature will allow you to post updates, build momentum and reach your goal faster. Your Facebook Fundraiser connects back to your Walk MS Participant Center so that you can always keep track of progress toward your goal.  It’s another easy way to be a successful fundraiser for Walk MS, and you’ll feel the difference you’re making with every dollar you raise.
  • LEAD THE WALK! – The team with the highest fundraising amount as of Friday, September 21st at midnight will get to lead off the start of the walk! Be sure to get your donations accounted for ahead of time to take advantage of this fun contest!
  • WALK ROUTES – There will be three routes this year.  We have extended the route on the other side of the bridge for those looking for a longer walk.  The short route is still available and the walk over and back on the bridge is available as well.  There will be volunteers and signs along the way to direct you.
  • LIVING WITH MS – Speak with a health and wellness professional and for those living with MS, collect your living with MS t-shirt at the Genzyme tent.
  • FUNDRAISING DEADLINE – You have 12 weeks to continue fundraising for some great incentive prizes.   The deadline is December 15th!
  • REFRESHMENTS  Enjoy coffee and donuts provided by Dunkin Donuts before you head out on the route. There will be snacks available as well.
  • GAMES AND CONTESTS  There will be fun for all ages!
  • RAFFLE  Stop by the registration area and pickup your raffle ticket for some great items!!  Everyone will receive a ticket at registration!  These will be drawn after the walk and you MUST be present to win!!!
  • Bliss Massage Spa – gift cards
  • Pet Gift Basket with all the essentials for your pet – from Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley Davidson
  • A gourmet food gift basket donated by Bon Gourmet – the have amazing gourmet foods and wines.
  • Gaslamp Gift Gallery specialty boutique with one of a kind gifts.

Don’t forget to wear your orange!!

Thank you again for signing up for Walk MS: Ormond Beach.  We look forward to walking with you on Saturday.

Sincerely, Mary and the Walk MS Committee


Karl Martin KG4HBN
ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Section Emergency Coordinator
North Florida Section
V/T 386-756-9861