Mar 19, 2013
St. Louis, Mo. – Looking for a new way to meet others living with MS and hear their stories? Be a part of a newly diagnosed social gathering and learning opportunity called Connections. Whether you have been recently diagnosed with MS or have just moved to the area, this program is about learning from one another, making new friends, learning more about the Gateway Area Chapter of the National MS Society, and hearing from a professional speaker on a MS related topic.
What can you expect?
- A healthcare professional and members of the Chapter’s staff will be attending to answer questions and address concerns.
- Social opportunities to meet peers and discuss whom, when, and how to tell in both personal and work situations.
At Connections, participants learn about what the Gateway Area Chapter provides. Without exposure, they may not know what is available to them in their own communities. Our Gateway Area Chapter offers programs and services to help the more than 6,900 people currently living in the chapter’s 90-county service area. Connections is just one of many programs offered.
|Program Date||Location||Speaker||Registration Deadline|
Sapore Italian Café
451 S. Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
|Dr. Barry Singer||3/25/13|
Regency Conference Center
400 Regency Park
O’ Fallon, IL 62269
|Dr. Florian Thomas||4/9/13|
16125 Chesterfield Pkwy West
Chesterfield, MO 63017
|Dr. Mark Tullman||4/23/13|
|5/21/13||Cape Girardeau, MO – TBD||TBD||5/7/13|
|6/13/13||Jefferson City, MO – TBD||TBD||5/30/13|
17th Street BBQ
2700 17th Street
Marion, IL 62959
Make connections, share a meal, learn about the National MS Society, and hear from an expert on the disease about treatments, as well as progress in research to help find a cure for MS. Registration is free for you and a guest and dinner will be provided. Find the location nearest you and save the date! To register for Connections, visit www.gatewayMSsociety.org. Registration is required and will open about one month prior to the program date or as venues are confirmed. The deadline to register for each program will be 2 weeks before the program date. For questions about Connections, contact Program Coordinator Stacey Sickler at 314-781-9020 or email@example.com.
All Connections programs are sponsored by Genzyme.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts 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 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 6,900 individuals here in the Gateway Area Chapter and more than 2.1 million people worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In 2012 alone, the Society invested $43 million to support 350 research projects around the world while providing programs and services that assisted more than one million people. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.org. You may also contact your local Gateway Area Chapter at www.gatewayMSsociety.org or 314-781-9020.