Name: Scott Hanson
Diagnosed: July 1998
Occupation: Union organizer
Hobbies: I like to take walks with my wife, especially beside water. I live beside a pond that is exactly a mile around. I look forward to the snow melting and trying to run around the pond.
What movement means to me: It’s ironic, needing a movement and how MS challenges, in a fundamental way, our movement.
One thing I’ve learned about MS that I want to tell you: I believe that if we bring enough people together to speak with one voice and articulate the things we need, we can win those things.
What I’ve done to Join the Movement: I talk with support groups about how they can advocate to legislative decision-makers on policy decisions that we need. We passed a screening program to identify MS in low-income women, and we won a line on the state tax form that allows taxpayers to direct money to the Society.
My obsession: Despite living in various places around the country, I’ve probably missed—including preseason games—no more than 10 Green Bay Packers games since I’ve been old enough to watch television.
What I’m doing: Attending a Mayo Clinic symposium on healthcare reform, and my chapter’s Legislative Affairs Day.