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A Statement from National Multiple Sclerosis Society President & CEO Cyndi Zagieboylo

June 3, 2020

We are outraged by the injustice and violence that led to the death of George Floyd and too many others in our country. This is not OK. Not today or any day.
 
We realize that our heartbreak and anger are not enough. We must do better. We must do more.
 
The National MS Society is committed to creating a world where everyone, of every race, can live a life free of MS and free of injustice and inequality.
 
We recognize the effects of MS on the Black community are magnified by the inequities in our healthcare system. We will not be successful in finding the cure until we confront and address these inequities. The disparities that keep Black people from receiving today’s care must not keep them from receiving tomorrow’s cure.  
 
We are a movement by and for people affected by MS. 
 
We are listening.
 
We stand with you today and every day. 

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. There is currently no cure for MS. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from numbness and tingling, to mobility challenges, blindness and paralysis. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National MS Society, founded in 1946, funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, and provides programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Connect to learn more and get involved: nationalMSsociety.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or 1-800-344-4867.

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© 2020 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Its Identification Number (EIN) is 13-5661935.