(Warwick, RI) March 5-11 the Rhode Island State House dome will be lit orange as part of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s new logo features an orange MS and a new call to action, Join the Movement.
In addition to the lit dome, on Thursday, March 8 from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m., the Rhode Island Chapter of the National MS Society will have an informational table at the Rhode Island State House near the Senate chamber. The new logo will be unveiled at 4:00 p.m.
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.