A man from Brooklyn is turning his diagnosis of a chronic disease into a message of hope for others.

For the 6th time, Jamil Cruz is organizing a team for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's walk in Manhattan on April 15th.

Cruz first took part in the walk as a boy scout, but started his own team after his diagnosis at 18 years old.

He says he hopes to help find a cure and raise awareness about the early signs of MS, a disease of the central nervous system.

"If you're experiencing a problem and you don't know what it is, I highly recommend you go to the nearest specialist in your area and get it checked," said Cruz.

Joined with members of boy scout troop 446, Cruz is hoping to reach his team's goal of raising one thousand dollars.

For more information look for the Cruzin' For a Cure's team page at NationalMSSociety.org.