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September 2016

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Dietary approaches to treating fatigue in MS

WAS_2016_eNews-Sept16-Diet-Fatigue-ThumbThe Society has committed over $1 million to support a clinical trial at the University of Iowa led by Terry Wahls, MD, to compare the ability of two popular diets (Wahls Protocol and Swank Diet) to treat multiple sclerosis-related fatigue, a disabling symptom that can significantly interfere with a person’s ability to function at home and work.

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National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 27

WAS_2016_eNews-Sept16-Vote-ThumbIn recent presidential election years, only about 60% of the eligible population has voted. Currently more than 1 out of 7 eligible voters lives with a disability; yet the voter turnout rate of people with disabilities is nearly 6% lower than that of other Americans. Know your rights, register and vote in your next election!

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“Voting has always been important to me. But now that I have MS, I have found that it is even more important because so many people have this basic right taken away from them because of they are unable to physically get to a polling location.” Karl, MS Activist. Read more about Karl and his recent experience participating in a local caucus.


Celebrating YOU!

WAS_2016_eNews-Sept16-Celebrating-You-thumbLearn, share and connect with others in your community who are affected by MS at your local community open house event. Join us as we honor our stellar teams and volunteers, present local awards, and celebrate another successful year.

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23rd Annual On the Move Luncheon

WAS_2015_eNews-OML-thumbnailJoin us for the inspiring On the Move Luncheon on Oct. 27 at the Westin Seattle to learn more about how the Society impacts our community and how you can help end MS forever. Plus, hear from Janice Dean, Senior Meteorologist for Fox News Network, who was diagnosed with MS in 2005. Janice will share her life-altering journey from devastation to hope.

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