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Hispanic, Latino participants needed for multiple sclerosis focus group

November 24, 2014

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Illinois Chapter is looking for Hispanic and Latino individuals with a connection to multiple sclerosis to take part in a conversation about the needs of families affected by MS. The conversation will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St. in Waukegan, Illinois. Participants will receive a $50 gift card for their time.

This discussion will allow participants to share their experiences and opinions about life with MS to help facilitate the development of educational materials and resources for Hispanic and Latino families that have been affected by the disease.

The in-person conversation will last about 90 minutes and is open to Hispanic and Latino individuals 18 years and older who primarily speak Spanish at home and are living with MS or have a family member who is.

The focus group will be held in Spanish. All information shared will be kept strictly confidential, and individual participants will not be identified in any notes. Snacks will be served, and participants will receive a $50 gift card at the conclusion of the discussion (limit one per family). Child-friendly activities will also be available.

To attend this discussion, RSVP no later than Dec. 1 by calling 1-800-344-4867 and choosing option two. Space is limited to 12 people.

For more information about the event, call Carolyn Casady at 312-421-4500, ext. 61141.

 

 

About the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Greater Illinois Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS across a 73-county territory, starting at the Wisconsin-Illinois border and extending south through the northern and central areas of Illinois, and to raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of 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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