Local high school graduate organizing OMS Awareness Walk

A local high school graduate is raising awareness for a disease she and hundreds of others live with.

Meghan Cota, who graduated from Onalaska this year, is organizing her second annual OMS Awareness Walk. OMS is a neurological-autoimmune disorder that affects one in 10-million people, including Cota.

“It affects your central nervous system, so it really affects your balance, your shakiness, you get tremors, it affects your moods. It affects everything really,” said Cota.

This Saturday’s event at the Onalaska high School track will include a mile-long walk, along with raffles and games for kids. You can register for $15 at the OMS Awareness Walk website, or at the event.

The walk goes from 10:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m.