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U.S. Senate Agrees on MS Awareness Week Resolution

March 8, 2015

On March 4, 2015 Resolution 98 “Supporting the Goals and Ideals of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week” cleared the U. S. Senate. Senators Casey, Collins, Brown, Durbin, Coons, Isakson, Moran and Markey submitted the following resolution for consideration. MS Awareness Week is March 2 – 8, 2015 and MS activists across the country are working to create connections stronger that the ones MS destroys. The Society is thankful for the connections made by these U.S. senators and the actions they took to raise awareness about MS. 

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. 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. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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