MS Service Day set for March 22nd
January 29, 2014
INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITH MS NEEDING LIGHT WORK DONE AROUND THEIR HOMES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR MS SERVICE DAY PROJECTS
Projects and volunteers are being sought for the first-ever MS Service Day, a one-day statewide effort to assist people with Multiple Sclerosis with household chores and yardwork they are unable to do themselves because of mobility, fatigue, heat sensitivity or other MS-caused limitations. MS Service Day is scheduled Saturday, March 22 to coincide with MS Awareness Week.
Projects include, but aren’t limited to, yard work, small household repairs, painting, de-cluttering the house or garage, cleaning gutters, moving furniture, running errands, taking donated items to a thrift shop and small “handyman’-type chores.
Individuals needing assistance should apply online at www.ArizonaMS.org
or by calling the MS Society at (480) 968-2488. Individuals and groups interested in volunteering for the projects should contact Erika Edholm
at (480) 968-2488, Ext. 21210.
About the Arizona Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
The Arizona Chapter works tirelessly to improve the quality of life for the 45,500 people affected by MS throughout Arizona. Our mission is to create a world free of multiple sclerosis. We are here for you, your family or anyone you know affected by MS.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. 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 at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.