MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 7/7/2002 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Thousands of Ghosts and Goblins Pound the Pavement Page ContentWHOThousands of people across the Houston area, including individual walkers, corporate teams and teams of friends and families, will take steps toward a cure, raising money to support MS research and programs to make a difference in the lives of nearly 12,000 Texans with multiple sclerosis. Teams include Compass Bank, The Home Depot Team, Travelers, Team CARA, Coastal Banc and Merrill LynchWHATThe 2002 Kelsey-Seybold Clinic MS Walks, presented by the Home Depot and Compass Bank, will be filled with fun, entertainment and costumes! Halloween costume contests will take place during the 1 to 5.6 mile handicap accessible strolls that include a shorter route for those who are mobility impaired. The walkers will be treated to complimentary food and beverages at several rest stops along the route, support vehicles to assist those who are tired, lots of fun along the way and a Texas-sized finish line reception with live entertainment, and activities for the kids.WHENSaturday, October 26, 2002WHEREKemah – Kemah Boardwalk, 301 Kipp Avenue (check-in at 9 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m.)Katy – Katy Mills Mall, 5200 Katy Mills Circle (check-in at 7 a.m., walk begins at 8 a.m.)The Woodlands – Panther Creek Shopping Center, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive (check-in at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m.) WHY MS is the No. 1 disabling disease of young adults. Funds raised in the MS Walk support the 11,600 clients and their families that the MS Society serves in 143 counties. The National MS Society is the largest non-governmental financial supporter of MS research in the world and spends a larger percentage of revenue on service than any other voluntary health organization primarily serving adults. About Kelsey-Seybold Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 450 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 24 locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 55 medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 16 onsite Kelsey pharmacies, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for three consecutive years and is the only 5-out-of-5-star rated plan in Texas. Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, and Endoscopy Center.