National Multiple Sclerosis Society
It's Valentine’s month! Grab the ones you love, give them a hug and tell them all the exciting news. As always there’s so much to share about what’s new this month, from the start of a new Walk MS season to telelearning opportunities to research updates. Show us your love, visit the Chapter website and find out what’s new!
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Multiple sclerosis is a complex and unpredictable disease—which can make it challenging for people with MS who work. However, thanks to new technologies and better symptom management strategies, many people with MS remain employed well after their diagnosis.
Great strides have been made over the past 20 years for treating people living with the relapsing-remitting form of multiple sclerosis (RRMS), but treatments remain elusive for those living with progressive MS. 58% of all current Society funded research projects are focused on stopping disease progression, but still more needs to be done. What obstacles stand in the way of effective treatment for progressive MS and how can they be overcome? The Lancet Neurology recently printed a series of articles and commentaries by top MS researchers and patient advocates that addresses these concerns!
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. How will you help spread awareness about MS this year?
Our Washington State Action Day was a success! Thank you to the 40 activists who came to Olympia and conducted over 75 in-person visits with lawmakers to spread the word about accessible transportation funding. Activists also sent nearly 100 messages from home to alert legislators to the needs of people with MS across the state. Find out more about the event and how to get involved on our blog.