National MS Society to Host Informational MS Open House, Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Rockford
October 15, 2014
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Illinois Chapter provides resources in communities across the state, and representatives will be in Rockford for an informational MS Open House on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, 5666 E. State St.
MS Open Houses are an opportunity to learn about multiple sclerosis and discover the many programs, services, events and support resources available through the National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter, for individuals living with MS and their families. MS Open Houses are scheduled several times a year throughout Illinois.
Coleen Friedman and Gianna Martelli from the Greater Illinois Chapter will be on hand to talk about the National MS Society as well as services and programs being offered in the Rockford area. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, network and meet others living with MS. The Open House is free of charge, and light snacks and refreshments will be served. All those with an interest in MS are encouraged to attend.
To register, call 1.800.344.4867 or go online at MSIllinois.org.
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.