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Every connection counts when it comes to increasing awareness and support of our cause.


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Awareness - Every Connection Counts

We are unwavering in our commitment to be at the forefront of building awareness for multiple sclerosis and everyone affected by it. The disease and the MS movement — those engaged in addressing the challenges of MS today while moving toward long-term solutions for tomorrow — become better known each year, but more must be done.

Every connection counts when it comes to increasing awareness and support of our cause. Every individual we connect with personally, every letter we write to an elected official, every person in our Facebook network, every poster we put up, every dollar we raise, every video viewed — each connection has the opportunity to change the world for people affected by MS.

MS Awareness Week

MS Awareness Week 2015 is March 2 - 8 and people everywhere are creating connections stronger than the ones MS destroys. During this special week, take action to help others learn more about MS and what they can do to make a difference.

2014 MS Awareness Week Recap

A recap of MS Awareness activities around the country during MS Awareness Week 2014.

Opportunities in your community

MS Awareness Night 

Monday, March 2 at Carlyle on the Green 

Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park
99 Quaker House Meeting Road ~ Farmingdale, NY

Registration/Check-in and Exhibitor Meet & Greet: 5 – 8 p.m.

Main Event:  6:30 – 7 p.m.
Light appetizers will be served during main event only.

“Stem Cell Research Presentation” 
by Ilir Topalli, Ph. D.

Breakout Sessions:  7:15 – 8 p.m.
Please choose one of the following sessions to attend.
Dessert, coffee and tea will be available in each breakout room.

A) How we do it: 3T MRI Imaging of Multiple Sclerosis
Presented by Matthew Young, DO, Specialty in Neuroradiology, Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology
B) Newly Diagnosed Orientation
Presented by Pat Melville, RN, MSN, NP-C, MSCN, Partner in MS Care, CCC at Stony Brook University 

C) Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Presented by Karen Blitz-Shabbir, DO, North Shore-LIJ Health System, MS Care Center and David Steiner, MD, Five Towns Neurology & Physical Medicine

D) Computer/ Smart Device "Apps" for Multiple Sclerosis
Presented by Edward J. Barnoski, Ph. D., ABPP/ABCN, Partner in MS Care, Neuropsychological Associates, LLC and Gail Warrack, NMSSLI Board Member, LI Coordinator of Volunteer Services at FEGS Health & Human Services

*Pre-Registration is required for this event. Please call 800-344-4867, Option 1 to register by Thursday, February 26. The event ends promptly at 8 p.m. Please make transportation arrangements accordingly.


Nassau County Dome Lighting for MS Awareness

Wednesday, March 25 at the Nassau County Executive Building

1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY 



Share why you connect

Create your own connection image to share with your network and include in our gallery, then explore the gallery to learn about the connections that will help us end MS forever.

Visit MSconnection.org

Take action

Join an Event

From Walk MS to Bike MS, Challenge Walk, Muckfest, and DIY fundraising , there's an event for everyone. 

Join an Event

Join an Event

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Help others learn about multiple sclerosis

Helping others better understand this complex and unpredictable disease is a critical part of creating awareness and understanding about MS.
You can view and easily share the videos below, and many other videos available on the Society’s YouTube channel to help others better understand MS and the experience of living with the disease.

MS Connection PSA

Multiple sclerosis destroys connections. It disconnects the mind from the body and people from each other. Defy this disease with the very thing it seeks to destroy: connections. Every Connection Counts: why do you connect? www.MSconnection.org

MS Impacts Us All

Creating awareness is something each of us is committed to — and can act on today. By lending our individual voices, each and every one of us can lay the groundwork for the most viral MS awareness activity to date — by simply sharing.

NOW MS Research

More than 20,000 researchers go to work to create a world free of MS every day. We can stop the disease in its tracks, restore what's been lost, and end this disease forever. Our commitment to people with MS isn't to just get it done, but to do it NOW.

What Is MS?

This video shows what happens in the central nervous system when a person has multiple sclerosis.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


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