DENVER — Montel Williams joined the Good Day Colorado Crew Wednesday morning to talk about MS, Veterans Affairs and his thoughts on current events.
Williams is in Denver for the MS Run The US Relay. It’s a race to help raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis, which Williams was diagnosed with in 2000.
Ashley Kumlien founded the MS Run after she ran across the US in 2010.
The relay will cross the US again this year. It begins in mid-April near L.A. and finishes in New York in August.
Each runner spends one week on the road with the Relay completing their miles, while collectively the entire Relay spans 4 months totaling 3,000-miles of running.
Williams, who is a veteran of the US Marine Corps, also talked about veterans rights in the wake of the Veterans Affairs controversy.
“We have soldiers dying on a daily basis just because they can’t go see a doctor,” Williams said.
Referencing the troop surge in Afghanistan four years ago, Williams said the US needs a new surge to clear the backlog of veterans waiting for care.
Check out the clips of Montel Williams on Good Day Colorado below.