MS Awareness Week, March 11-17, 2013, is a galvanizing time when people come together and use their connections to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis, while encouraging others to join the movement toward a world free of MS.
“Our chapter has planned a variety of events from March 11-17, that we hope encourages volunteerism, advocacy and participation,” declares Robin Einbinder, President of the New York City – Southern New York Chapter. “Throughout the week, we’d like people to seek out information about multiple sclerosis and its impact, the plethora of services and programs we provide and ultimately be inspired to join with thousands of others whose fundraising has helped us support research that will find a cure for MS in the near future,”
All week there are opportunities to get engaged and connected through educational, wellness and social programs, along with fun public awareness events such as:
March 9 – 22nd Annual MS Family Discovery Day
This day-long educational program will provide information and practical help in dealing with the physical and emotional aspects of living with multiple sclerosis. It is open to all people living with MS, their families and friends and medical professionals.
March 10 - Day of Health and Wellness for People Living with MS
In collaboration with the NYU Langone Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center, this four-hour program will offer people living with MS an intensive wellness experience, including an educational lecture, discussion groups and therapeutic activities that promote wellness.
March 11 – 17th Annual Books for a Better Life Awards
Since inception, the Books for a Better Life Awards has recognized more than 650 self-improvement authors and has now raised more than $1.9 million for the New York City - Southern New York Chapter’s comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their friends and families. The Awards recognize self-improvement authors whose messages are aligned with the chapter’s mission of inspiring people to live their best lives. The evening will be hosted by television personality Meredith Vieira and will honor George Slowik, Jr., President of Publishers Weekly and Gail Sheehy, speaker and bestselling author of 16 books.
March 13 - Flash Freeze at Union Square
Dress in orange and join us as we bring attention to the fact that MS stops people from moving, but we exist to make sure it doesn't!
March 13 – Adapted T'ai Chi Workshop
This one day workshop, at the YMCA of White Plains, will be focused on the ancient Chinese martial art of T’ai Chi. Often referred to as “moving meditation,” t’ai chi is practiced in a series of gentle, slow-moving movements.
March 17 - Race to Stop MS NYC Half Marathon Cheer Station
Join us and cheer on our Race to Stop MS NYC Half Marathon team as they run 13.1 miles through NYC! Come in your brightest orange and bring your friends and family too.
To register or for more information about MS Awareness Week 2013 please visit www.MSnyc.org
or call 1-800-344-4867, Option1.