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National Multiple Sclerosis Society Teams Up with “RealTalk MS” Podcast with Jon Strum

November 18, 2019

“RealTalk MS” Podcast
Partnership will help bring MS news and information to a larger audience

The National MS Society is excited to announce it is teaming up with the popular podcast “RealTalk MS” hosted by Jon Strum. The weekly podcast explores information about issues that matter to the MS community including the latest MS research, healthcare information and legislative policy issues. The podcast also profiles people working to make life better for people with MS.

The Society chose to team up with Strum because of his passion for the MS movement and his commitment to accurate and engaging content.

“This is a great fit for us,” said Ron Zwerin, executive vice president of marketing and brand at the National MS Society. “The Society and “RealTalk MS” share common goals; we inform people affected by MS, enable them to live their best lives, and we educate and engage influencers across a wide spectrum that includes policy makers, providers, and fundraisers.”

Strum has been actively involved in the MS community since his wife Jeanne was diagnosed with MS in 1997. Unfortunately, her symptoms progressed quickly, and within just a few short years, Jeanne had become a quadriplegic. Jon’s love for his wife and his determination to do something to help her and others living with this disease spurred him to start the podcast in 2017.

“When Jeanne was diagnosed, the National MS Society was the first place we turned to for information,” said Strum. “Partnering with the Society will help extend the reach of “RealTalk MS” and introduce many, many more families to it. And as the Society is the largest private funder of MS research in the world, who better to partner with so that “RealTalk MS” is in a position to share all of the latest MS research news and talk with the people making that news?”
“RealTalk MS” releases a new episode every Tuesday for download on its website. It’s also available on most podcast platforms including Apple, Google, Spotify and Stitcher.

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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