MS Awareness week is March 11-17, 2013, and takes place nationwide.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects 2.1 million people all over the world and is often a disabling disease. MS attacks the central nervous system made up of the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord; the development, severity, and particular symptoms of MS are volatile and differ from one person to another. MS destroys connections inside the sufferer; it disconnects the mind from the body and people from each other.
During MS Awareness week, the public comes together and utilizes their connections to increase awareness about MS, while encouraging others to join the progress headed for a world without multiple sclerosis.
Did you know one in 300 Idahoans have MS? That means you most likely know someone with MS right here in our community! What can you do to raise awareness and help end MS?
There are several ways to raise awareness and gain support such as: wearing orange, making use of social media by adding special messages or changing your profile photo, volunteering at our own local chapter office, holding a bake sale or other fundraiser with proceeds benefiting those plagued with MS, reaching out to your local media, signing up for this year’s Walk MS held on April 21st at Julia Davis Park, or attending Bike MS Idaho in McCall August 18th and 19th.