Welcome to spring! As the days get longer and the temperature starts to heat up into summer, the chapter has many exciting events coming your way! Read on to learn about one of the many services we provide, as well as advocacy efforts and an upcoming fun weekend festival. Be sure to mark your calendars with the dates and times of the chapter's upcoming teleconferences, workshops and other events. We look forward to seeing you in April!
We Can Help | Chapter Counseling Progam
Emotional reactions related to the diagnosis of MS may include disbelief, fear, anger, depression and guilt. Living with MS can sometimes be challenging, and so can the variety of emotional reactions a person may feel. Often, emotional health needs are overlooked, as many people are unsure where to begin. Finding someone to talk to can be an important first step. In an effort to address these emotional reactions, the chapter offers short-term professional counseling services. Read about Jen's experience with professional counseling.
We partner with community therapists and Jewish Family Service to offer non-faith-based counseling services at no cost to people with MS. If you or someone you know could benefit from short-term professional counseling services, call 1-800-344-4867 and press '1.' LEARN MORE.
MS Activists Make Their Mark in March
Every year MS Activists travel to Washington D.C. and Sacramento to meet with their legislators. Our activists help shape public policy by discussing our priority issues and sharing their personal stories.
Over 300 activists from across the United States went to Washington, D.C. March 1-3 to participate in the 2010 Public Policy Conference. Activists made nearly 350 visits to congressional offices and urged:
- Full funding of the Lifespan Respite Care Act
- READ MORE...
Join the Movement at Walk MS
April 24: San Diego | April 25: Carlsbad
We'd like to invite you to join us at Walk MS and be a part of the complimentary MS Champions Breakfast. This special breakfast for our members allows you to meet us and other people affected by MS. Register at MSwalk.com and use the coupon code "breakfast" to RSVP.
Walk MS is the rallying point of the MS movement, a community coming together to raise funds and celebrate hope for the future. Our walk locations are 100% accessible, so whether you walk, roll, or just hang out in the tent, we'd love to have you! JOIN US!