All Delaware County employers are invited to the Delaware General Health District's Worksite Wellness Conference on Thursday, April 7 at the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 7991 U.S. Route 23 in Lewis Center.

All Delaware County employers are invited to the Delaware General Health District's Worksite Wellness Conference on Thursday, April 7 at the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 7991 U.S. Route 23 in Lewis Center.

The conference, "How WELL Is Your Workplace?," runs from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., and will focus on ways employers can improve employees' health. Organizations with healthy employees have better productivity and save on health care costs.

The $30 registration fee includes a light breakfast and lunch. Group rates are available. The conference is co-sponsored by the Board of Developmental Disabilities and the American Cancer Society.

For more information, contact the DGHS worksite wellness coordinator Kelsey Kuhlman at (740) 203-2077 or kkuhlman@delawarehealth.org.

To register, call (740) 203-2025. The registration deadline is Monday, April 4.

Walk MS will be held Saturday, April 16, at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, 9990 Riverside Drive in Powell.

Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. for the fundraising event for multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease of the central nervous system. The walk is presented by Giant Eagle and EMD Serono/Pfizer Inc.

Both individuals and teams walk during the event. The average participant raises about $225. Funds raised provide for local programs and support 22 research projects conducted in Ohio.

In a news release, National Multiple Sclerosis Society president Jane Kramer said, "All the funds from the event provide direct support for people living with multiple sclerosis and funds MS-related research to find a cause and cure for the disease."

In central Ohio, Walk MS events also will be held on April 16 in Lancaster and Newark. Walk MS will be held on Friday, April 15 in McConnelsville.

More than twice as many women as men are diagnosed with MS. Most are between 20 and 50 years old. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. Progress, severity, and symptoms in any one person with MS cannot be predicted.

For more information about MS or about the Walk for MS, call 1 (800) 344-4867 or visit www.MSohiowalk.org.