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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A group of fraternity members from Grand Valley State University have wrapped up an eight-day, 160-mile walk to raise money to support multiple sclerosis research and education.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1ncequV ) the spring break walk from Grand Valley State University's campus in western Michigan to Traverse City in the northwestern Lower Peninsula raised about $30,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Michigan chapter.

About 20 young men walked about 20 miles a day on trails and road shoulders. They slept in churches and arrived at the History Center of Traverse City on Thursday.

The walkers faced cold winter weather. Zack Amrein, the fraternity's philanthropy chairman, says participants had blisters, muscle strains and joint pain.

It's the second year for the "ATO Walks Hard: Many Steps for MS" event.

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Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, http://www.record-eagle.com

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