Mississippians Living With Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, also known as MS, is a central nervous system disorder that affects over 3,500 Mississippians.

Symptoms of multiple sclerosis vary from one person to the next, and according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, more than 200 new cases are diagnosed in the United States every week.

The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National MS Society’s mission is to create a world free of MS.  They offer support by providing programs and services that educate people about current research and treatment options that may help improve their quality of life.

Walk MS is one of the signature fundraising events of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  More than 250,000 walkers participate in more than 700 cities across the country. The goal is to make a difference by raising funds for research and services for people with MS.

Angie Jackson is a Development Manager for the National MS Society and she coordinates Walk MS for the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter.  In Mississippi alone there are eight locations where walks are held each having their own committees involved with planning the events.

“We coordinate from our office with the committees to make sure that we distribute posters and brochures, help get registrations going, get food donations and sponsorships” Jackson said.

For more information on how to get involved with the movement to cure MS or to make a donation visit the National Multiple MS Society website.

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~ by jbwalker0688 on April 20, 2010.

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