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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. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis, and there is currently no cure for MS. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men.

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