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SOURCE National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS Awareness Week March 11 - 17, 2013
Every Connection Counts at MSconnection.org
NEW YORK, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Multiple sclerosis is a life altering disease that affects each person in a unique and different way. MS destroys connections, divides minds from bodies, pulls people from their lives and away from one another. Millions of people are affected by MS worldwide. There is no cure. Therefore, it's only fitting that connections would be its greatest enemy. As more connections are formed, more knowledge is shared, more questions are asked, more resources are gathered, and more hope is provided to help people living with MS move their lives forward. Every connection counts.
Connect during MS Awareness Week – March 11-17
People impacted by MS are connecting across the nation during Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week March 11 – 17 to combine their efforts, knowledge and hope in order to move us closer to a world free of multiple sclerosis.
The National MS Society is a prominent force in forging connections among people with MS, their friends and family who raise awareness and funds; health professionals who treat those with MS; and, researchers who work to stop the disease, restore the function it takes and end MS forever. In less than two decades, this has helped move MS from being an untreatable disease to one where there are at least nine treatment options for those with relapsing MS, the most common form of the disease, with even more new therapies speeding through the pipeline offering hope to people with all forms of the disease.
This MS Awareness Week and beyond, find the power of connection and visit www.MSconnection.org. Just some of the opportunities you will find are:
This week, March 11, kicks off year-round MS Awareness building efforts:
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.1 million people worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In 2012 alone, the Society invested $43 million to support 350 research projects around the world while providing programs and services that assisted more than one million people. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.org.
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