The National Multiple Sclerosis Society stresses that with over 2.1 million people worldwide living with multiple sclerosis (MS), demonstrating the power and importance of the global MS movement is critical on World MS Day.
World MS Day, held on May 29, is a worldwide collaborative awareness campaign that takes place in over 40 countries. Multiple sclerosis is a life altering disease that is unique to the individual it affects. It is an often disabling disease of the central nervous system, which interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body. Patients with MS can experience a variety of symptoms such as numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. MS is the most common neurological disease that affects young adults. Patients are typically diagnosed between the ages of 20 to 50.
The campaign builds understanding for the disease and takes a global multi-media awareness approach to demonstrate what living with MS means. World MS Day allows patients, especially young adults, to share mottos that help guide their daily lives as well as share how they are benefitting from current breakthrough treatments.
The National MS Society encourages people to get involved in raising awareness as well as ways that they can help create a world free of the disease. Society chapters throughout the US will be interviewing young adults affected by MS to post online to inspire and activate people to join the MS Movement.
According to the National MS Society, it has launched funding of 65 new cutting-edge research projects that will commit over $48 million to research aimed at stopping MS, restoring function and ending MS forever.
Prior to World MS day, the Society and Everyday Health.com will be hosting a liver twitter chat on May 28, from 1-2PM ET, that will focus on the latest research and treatment options. The hashtag is #HealthTalk.
The Society has partnered with Pour le Monde 100% natural eau de parfums. On May 29th, for each bottle of the ENVISION fragrance purchased, the Society will receive 15 percent of the purchase price back to support research programs.
Source: National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Last Updated: 5/24/13; 8:50AM EST