Oct 26, 2012
National MS Society, Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter receives grant in the amount of $5,556 from The Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels
A grant was awarded to the National MS Society, Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter in the amount of $5,556. This contribution will help continue the “Beat the Heat: Keep Cool with the National MS Society” program, allowing the chapter to purchase 40 cooling vests and 20 neck wraps. The program will increase services to over 60 clients with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the chapter area.
This program will allow individuals with MS who have sensitivity to heat to increase their ability to function during the hot summer months. Cooling products can help people with MS be more active through daily life, exercise, and participate in outdoor activities. These cooling products will considerably lessen the outcome of relapses for individuals that have extreme sensitivity to the heat.
The chapter serves over 4,800 individuals with MS in 108 counties across the state of Kentucky, along with Clark and Floyd Counties in Indiana. The local chapter offers programs and services to those living with MS across the chapter’s territory and raises much needed funds for research. The chapter is proud to offer educational programs, self-help groups, social events, and a financial assistance program to those living with MS. For more information about multiple sclerosis, call 1-800-344-4867 option 1 or visit www.nationalmssociety.org/kyw.
The National MS Society, Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter is extremely appreciative of The Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels for this generous grant. The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels reaches out to educate and care for our children, provide support to those in need and preserve our rich heritage. Financial resources are provided through voluntary contributions from individuals who hold the title Kentucky Colonel.
Kentucky Colonel Trustee, Barbara Dutschke, and Bailey Preston with the National MS Society (left to right).