MS Awareness Week 2013
During MS Awareness Week, March 11-17, 2013, people all over the nation will come together to share, educate and build awareness.
MS is a destroyer of connections -- it disrupts signals, separates minds from bodies and pulls us away from each other. It’s only fitting that connection is its greatest enemy.
What if we were able to connect everyone who has MS with those who treat and research the disease? What if everyone affected by or interested in MS would stand together and work as a team to overcome this disease?
- Register to walk or volunteer at Walk MS at walk4MS.org and invite three friends or family members to participate with you
- Save the date to run, volunteer or join the party at MuckFest MS on June 8 & 9
- Call 1-800-548-4611 to talk about how you can contribute your professional and personal skills and expertise to help the Greater Delaware Valley chapter better serve local people living with MS
Turn it orange:
Visit your legislators: Make an appointment to speak with your local, state and/or federal legislators. Tell them your story and how they can better serve you.
Write a letter to the editor: Write a short letter to your local newspaper explaining why it’s important that everyone join the movement. To make it even easier, you can use this template (.doc).
Use a specialty license plate: Order a Pennsylvania National MS Society specialty license plate to display on your car. Click here for application instructions.
Dress in orange: Wear orange every day this week (or until you run out of orange clothes.) If someone asks about your color of choice, explain what you’re doing.
Donate your Facebook status: MS stops people from moving. Let people know it’s not stopping you by typing a verb and then “orange” in your status box. For example: “walking orange,” “driving orange,” “climbing orange.” Send a message to all your friends and ask them to do the same.
Speak out: Is there a business you frequent that could be more accessible? Make time during MS Awareness Week to reach out to the owner or manager, either in person or a letter. Explain that you have MS and how it affects you, and start a discussion about how the facility’s accessibility could be improved.