Monday, March 2, 2009

This Week Is MS Awareness Week

Today begins MS Awareness Week. The purpose of MS Awareness week is not only to make people aware of how this disease affects people's lives but also make them aware of what they can do and how they can be involved in a growing movement against MS. As a person who has some interest in MS or, at the very least, has stumbled upon this blog and would like to learn more. Here are some current news topics about MS as well as some upcoming ways to get involved. In the video below, you can read some quotes from everyday people, like you and I, who comment on their experiences with MS.

1.)MS Research Funds at Stake: Contact Your Members of Congress
Any day now Congress will start making decisions about crucial funding for MS research. This legislation would invest $15 million to support MS researchers whose discoveries could hold the key to new treatments or a cure.

2.)Several North Carolina Organizations have formed a coalition in response to what could be deadly cuts in funding for their programs. The coalition is called Together North Carolina, with representation from teachers, state employers, healthcare and children's advocates. With North Carolina's budget deficit, Together North Carolina is worried the state may try to "cut their way out."

3.)The National MS Society's Eastern Chapter will host the annual Walk MS in cities across eastern North Carolina. Register Today.

April 4, 2009
Fayetteville Walk MS
Plymouth Walk MS

April 25, 2009
Triangle Walk MS

May 2, 2009
Greenville Walk MS
Wilmington Walk MS

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