March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

By Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Special for USDR

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) recognizes March as MS Awareness Month with the debut of MSAA’s Changing Lives Monday to Sunday video. This video highlights the many ways MSAA’s free programs and services positively impact the MS community.

The Monday to Sunday video features three of MSAA’s clients with MS, as well as several free resources provided by the organization — including the MRI Access Fund, cooling products for heat-sensitive individuals, the My MS Manager mobile phone app, as well as information about the benefits of swimming and aquatic exercise.  The video also seeks to inspire support from the general public to help fulfill MSAA’s mission of Improving Lives Today!

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a leading neurological condition among young adults, affecting more than 400,000 Americans. While there is no known cause or cure for MS, the support of loved ones, care partners, and organizations such as MSAA is vital to improving their quality of  life.

MSAA encourages everyone to learn more about multiple sclerosis during the month of March, and to help raise much-needed awareness and support for everyone affected by MS. Individuals who wish to spread the word about MS as well as MSAA’s free programs and services can do so by sharing the Monday to Sunday video on social media and using the hashtag #ChangeALifeMSAA.

MSAA appreciates the generous support received from EMD Serono and Digitas Health New York to make this video possible.

For more information about MS Awareness Month or any of MSAA’s programs and services, please contact Kaitlyn Gallagher, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator at (800) 532-7667, extension 122, or via email at  kgallagher@mymsaa.org.

About MSAA

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national nonprofit organization and leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA provides free programs and services, such as: a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning publications, including MSAA’s magazine, The Motivator; MSAA’s nationally recognized website (at mymsaa.org), featuring award-winning educational videos and research updates; S.E.A.R.C.H.™ program to assist the MS community with learning about different treatment choices; a mobile phone app, My MS Manager™ (named one of the best multiple sclerosis iPhone & Android apps by Healthline.com); a resource database, My MS Resource Locator; safety and mobility equipment distribution; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; educational programs held across the country; My MSAA Community, a peer-to-peer online support forum; a clinical trial search tool; and more. For additional information, please visit www.mymsaa.org or call  (800)532-7667.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. MS damages or destroys the protective covering (known as myelin) surrounding the nerves of the CNS, and can potentially injure the nerves as well. This damage causes reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways. Common MS symptoms include visual problems, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty with balance and coordination, depression and cognitive issues, and various levels of impaired mobility. Many experts estimate that 2.5 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with this disease, and most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 50. MS is not contagious and researchers continue to look for both a cause and a cure.

SOURCE Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

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