(Warwick, RI) March 5-11 is MS Awareness Week. Multiple Sclerosis stops people from moving. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society exists to make sure it doesn’t.

Here are ten things you can do to learn more about MS and Join the Movement!

Tell five people you know that MS Awareness Week is March 5-11.
Ask them to tell five people that they know.
Visit www.jointhemovement.org and click on About MS to learn more the disease, the realities and the myths.

Visit www.facesofms.org and read what people are saying about living with MS.

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Sign up to walk in the Sunday, April 22 MS Walk www.mswalkri.com or sponsor a walker.

Sign up to ride in the June 23 and 24 Fidelity Investments MS 150 Bike Tour at www.ms150ri.com or sponsor a cyclist.

Prefer to volunteer at an event? Call the Rhode Island Chapter at 401-738-8383.

Not the outdoor type? Purchase a ticket for the April 25 MS After Dark Wine Tasting at www.msafterdark.com.

Información en Español – Visite nuestra página en Internet www.nationalmssociety.org/rir

Search the web at www.GoodSearch.com and enter National Multiple Sclerosis – NMSS – Rhode Island Chapter as your charity. 500 people searching four times a day will raise about $7300 in a year without anyone spending a dime!

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to 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 moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50 state network of chapters. We fund more MS research, provide more services to people with MS, offer more professional education and further more advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. We are people who want to do something about MS now. Join the movement at www.nationalmssociety.org/rir

Studies show that early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can reduce future disease activity and improve quality of life for many people with multiple sclerosis. Talk to your health care professional and contact the National MS Society at www.nationalmssociety.org/rir or 1-800-344-4867 to learn about ways to help manage multiple sclerosis and about current research that may one day reveal a cure.

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