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March 2 – 8, 2015 is National MS Awareness Week which means it’s time once more to get your orange on!

We'll be in your community again this year with open houses and hope to see a lot of orange during the week. Start a conversation - tie an orange ribbon on a tree, your mailbox, your fence, etc. to show your support and help increase awareness.

When someone asks you about the orange ribbons, it is your opportunity to tell them about MS - what it is and how they can help support people and their families living with the challenges of MS.

Check out www.MSconnection.org to join others as they connect all across the country.  See below to find out how to get involved locally.

SMILE AND CONNECT

  1.  Print out this poster (PDF) .
     
  2. Write in the blank space with black marker and in large print why you connect to the National MS Society and our mission – maybe you connect because it helps you deal with your MS symptoms, or maybe you connect because a loved one has MS and you are committed to helping find a cure. Whatever the reason, here is your chance to share.
     
  3. Take a picture with your poster.
     
  4. Upload it to facebook.com/greaterdelMS or your personal Twitter and Instagram accounts. Don’t forget to tag your post with #iconnectMS
     
  5. If you aren’t on social media, feel free to email a picture of yourself holding the poster to nmssphotos@gmail.com and we’ll upload it for you.
     

WHY CONNECT?

  • Many people still do not know what MS is or what challenges people living with the disease face
     
  • By sharing your “I Connect” image on social media, you can show your friends, family and community how you overcome your MS symptoms, or how you support a loved one with MS
     
  • You also increase awareness of the disease, which allows us to better fulfill our mission to ensure people living with MS can live their best lives while we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever


 

LOCAL ACTIVITIES HOSTED BY OUR CHAPTER

  • Managing Your MS: An Update from the National MS Society - Join leading neurologists for an update on available treatment options. This program will be held on multiple dates, including:
  • MARCH 3 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    PHILADELPHIA, PA
    Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
    Featuring Dr. Joseph R. Berger
    Register now
     
  • MARCH 7 - 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    WYOMISSING, PA
    Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital
    Featuring Dr. D. Gary Kolva and Dr. Clifford A. Reed
    Register now

Click here to learn more and register.

  • Attend an open house on March 2 in Newark, DE or March 4 in Dover, DE. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the chapter, MS research and local services.

    Click here for details.
     


 

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"I Connect" photos:

1. Mollie Burns, MS Navigator
2. Jeff Meyers, Bike MS: City to Shore Planning Team Chair and cyclist
3. Louise Savarese, Mass Market Event Coordinator
4. Tami Caesar, Chapter President
5. Sasha Aziz, Volunteer Coordinator
6. Alison Perch, Digital Marketing Coordinator
7. Pat Thieringer, Community Outreach Manager
8. Caitlin Smith, Development Coordinator
9. Mary H. Thomas, MS Society Volunteer
10. Joe Selgrade, Logistics Coordinator, Bike MS

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