The Mid South Chapter goes to Washington
March 17, 2014
The Mid South Chapter participated in the 2014 Public Policy Conference in Washington D.C. meeting with lawmakers from Tennessee to let them know what differences they can make for people living with multiple sclerosis. Joining our Chapter President, Stacy Mulder were the Mayor of Clarksville, Kim McMillan, Mr. & Mrs. Kerry Hayes of Memphis, Lynn and Bo Perkinson of Athens, TN and Southeast Regional Advocacy Leader, Abby Emmanuelson.
The delegate met in person with Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Rep. Phil Roe and Congressman Marsha Blackburn to share their stories, request funding from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDRMP), and to encourage support for the Ensuring Access to Complex Rehabilitative Technologies Act.
About the Mid South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
The Mid South Chapter of the National MS Society is a community of individuals who are committed to achieving a world free of MS. The Chapter helps over 9,000 individuals impacted by MS to move their lives forward. We provide comprehensive support services and educational programs to people with MS, their family and friends, and raise funds locally to support the National MS Society’s research initiatives.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts 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 leading to better understanding and 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.