Share How You are Stronger than MS During MS Awareness Week March 7-13, 2016 and Beyond
Together We Are Stronger as the National MS Society Engages People with MS to Share How They Live Their Best Lives at http://www.WeAreStrongerThanMS.org
NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) March 07, 2016
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's new awareness campaign will kick off during MS Awareness Week March 7–13 and will engage people across the country to raise awareness, and share experiences and solutions to live their best lives. MS Awareness Week is a time to recognize progress made and to inspire others to take action toward achieving a shared vision of a world free of MS.
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.
The Society's mission is to enable people affected by multiple sclerosis to live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Since its inception, the Society has invested more than $900 million to advance MS research and is recognized as the catalyst for all major advancements in MS. Each year, through its comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society also helps more than one million individuals affected by MS connect to the people, information and resources needed to live their best lives.
In just two decades, MS has moved from being an untreatable disease to one where there are now multiple disease modifying therapy options for those with relapsing MS, the most common form of the disease. Even more new therapies are speeding through the pipeline that are designed to treat all forms of this life-altering disease.
MS Awareness, Educational and Advocacy Efforts Taking Place Across the Country:
- New Public Awareness Campaign—A new multi-channel public service awareness campaign Together We Are Stronger features people impacted by MS and how their fierce resolve has developed solutions that unite us and make us stronger than MS. Stories include surf legend Steve Bettis and his longtime friend and pro-surfer Robert "Wingnut" Weaver, both living with MS, one who uses a wheelchair and the other able to surf, yet riding a wave together through the latest virtual reality technology. This unique campaign was developed pro-bono in partnership with the renowned advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy. The new MS Awareness campaign will be highlighted on electronic billboards in New York City's Times Square, Port Authority, Penn Station, and Macy's Herald Square locations that have been donated by Clear Channel and Branded Cities Network for millions of people to see during the month of March.
Connect and share solutions during MS Awareness Week – March 7-13 – And Beyond:
Just some of the opportunities you will find are:
- Register for Walk MS. Walk MS is the rallying point of the MS Movement and the 2016 season kicks off this week! Each year, more than 315,000 people participate in nearly 550 events taking place across the country. Walk MS brings the community together to be inspired and raise critical funds for research and services to change the world for everyone affected by the disease. Visit http://www.walkMS.org to learn more and register.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from numbness and tingling, to walking difficulties, fatigue, dizziness, pain, depression, 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 leading to better understanding and 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 2.3 million worldwide.
About the National MS Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Last year alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society devoted $122.2 million to connect more than one million individuals to the people, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $54 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. We are united in our collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever. Learn more at http://www.nationalMSsociety.org.
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