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The North Florida Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in North Florida and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.


Women's Conference Unites Women with Multiple Sclerosis

June 10, 2013

The MS Women’s Conference is an empowering and educational program just for women with multiple sclerosis in the North Florida area. 

The one-day event will be held at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine on Saturday, July 20, 2013.

The conference is focused on celebrating independence, learning, and facilitating friendships. Women will hear from inspiring local MS experts, make new friendships and engage in social activities. Guest speakers will include neurologist Dr. Kalina Sanders, board member Iris Young, and life coach Ali Levy.

The conference is presented by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter with underwriting support from Teva Neuroscience and the Carson Family Foundation.

The theme this year is “High Tea,” so wear a flower dress, a big hat, and enjoy the day!

Registration is $20 per person. Women can register by calling 800-344-4837, or visit

About the North Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The North Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society was founded in 1973 and provides comprehensive programs and advocacy to assist and empower the more than 18,000 individuals residing in 34 counties of north Florida who are affected by MS annually. The North Florida Chapter is also a driving force of research for the prevention, treatment and cure of MS and contributes funds to support 350 National MS Society research projects worldwide.

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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