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Two weeks left in MS Awareness Month

March 16, 2015

msaa_logoNOTE: This post is about the important work that the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) does. MSAA observes MS Awareness Month to increase the awareness of this disease.

For readers who are new to this blog, let me explain that multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system disorder that affects more than 400,000 Americans and approximately 2.5 million people worldwide. It is characterized by a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, weakness and mobility issues. While there is currently no cure for MS, there are treatments, therapies and medical devices that help individuals living with the disease manage the pain and discomfort it causes.

“Our mission at MSAA is to improve lives today for individuals living with MS and their loved ones,” said MSAA President and CEO Douglas Franklin. “Our services offer people with MS the assistance they need to live fuller lives, with greater comfort, safety and knowledge. MSAA’s resources, including our website, publications and programs, are all dedicated to providing vital information and support.”

MSAA provides a host of educational resources to the MS community, including events and other programs, such as My MS Resource Locator®, an online database that helps connect individuals with resources in their area; a toll-free Helpline staffed by experienced specialists with a social services background, and programs offering cooling equipment, MRI assistance and other services.

These programs are all made possible, in part, by MSAA’s ongoing national fundraiser, Swim for MS. Participants set a swimming-related challenge and recruit friends and family to donate to MSAA when they reach their goal. Swim for MS challenges can be done in any pool at any time, which makes it an easy way for supporters to raise funds and awareness for MSAA programs.

“March is an ideal time to join Swim for MS,” Franklin said. “To date, our participants have raised more than $320,000 to help fund programs that are making a significant difference in the lives of individuals living with MS.”

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2 Responses to “Two weeks left in MS Awareness Month”

  1. elizabethvk1963 Says:

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