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The Connecticut Chapter strives to provide knowledge and assistance to help people with MS and their families maintain the highest possible quality of life. These goals are achieved through vital national and local programs.

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Connecticut Women Team Up To Raise Awareness For MS

October 8, 2013

From Left to Right: Jacqueline Sembor, East Windsor, and Raizza Brown, Meriden, pose with Felix Viera, Hartford, host of “Hablando En Serio,” a Spanish-speaking show airing Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to noon on the Berlin-based based La Puertorriquenisima 1120 AM WPRX. The two women guested on the live daily show on Monday, Oct. 7. Sembor, on staff with the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, spoke about her participation in the upcoming Run MS, A Spooktacular 5K, to take place on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Renschler Field in East Hartford. Brown, who will be volunteering at the run, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease, in 2005. A native of Puerto Rico, Brown, 42, shared with listeners her story of living life in the face of multiple sclerosis. La Puertorriquenisima is Connecticut’s leading Spanish radio station, featuring music, news and community oriented programming. The station reaches more than 300,000 Hispanics living in Connecticut and Massachusetts. To register to run with Sembor’s Run MS team, Jacq B Nimble, Jacq B Quick, or for more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, assists people in Connecticut living with MS, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.

About the Connecticut Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Connecticut Chapter strives to provide knowledge and assistance to help people with MS and their families maintain the highest possible quality of life. These goals are achieved through vital national and local programs.

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.

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