Ararat Physiotherapy and Health has joined The May 50k fundraiser to help accelerate research into multiple sclerosis.
The May 50k has participants fundraise by running or walking 50 kilometres throughout May, with the money going to not for profit organisation MS Research Australia.
Ararat Physiotherapy and Health's Hannah McLean said the staff at the clinic are hoping to increase people's comprehension of the disease.
"The aim of what we're doing is to raise awareness around the Ararat area; to get people talking about MS and understanding what people with MS go through," she said.
"The symptoms of MS are quite debilitating and differ from person to person."
Ms McLean said all the staff at the clinic had joined the fundraising efforts.
"It's something our whole clinic is getting involved in," she said.
"We've had quite a few people with MS come through recently, and it's quite astonishing just chatting to them and finding out how each seemingly small symptoms affect their lives on a day-to-day basis.
"I think that's what sparked the idea, that lack of understanding that people with MS have to go through everyday. People just don't understand how different their lives are after being diagnosed."
In addition to taking donations through The May 50k website, Ararat Physiotherapy and Health is selling raffle tickets at the clinic.
The raffle winners go into the draw to win a range of prizes donated by local businesses, including wine from Grampians Estate, coffee and cake vouchers from Fred & Bet's Cafe, and vouchers for Ararat Physiotherapy and Health.
Tickets are $2 each, with prizes to be drawn at the end of May. All the funds raised through the tickets will also go to The May 50k.
The clinic has already raised more than $500, not including sales from raffle tickets.
To donate, head to https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/araratphysiotherapyandhealthservices.
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