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The New York City- Southern New York Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.

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World MS Day Shines a Spotlight on Young People and MS

May 22, 2013

Contact:
Liz Samurovich
liz.samurovich@nmss.org
212-453-3209
 

MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young people.

At a time when young people may be starting new careers, relationships or making plans for the future, being diagnosed with a chronic and potentially disabling disease like MS can lead them to question everything they know.

The awareness campaign, “What’s your motto?” aims to inspire people with personal mottos related to overcoming obstacles and dealing with the adversity posed by MS. The campaign will create awareness about MS through six “young voices” that will inspire others to share their own mottos with the world, highlighting common themes, shared concerns, fears and challenges and the shared inspiration for overcoming them.

For more information visit www.worldmsday.org.

About the New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is committed to helping the 10,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the five boroughs and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties continue moving their lives forward. The chapter raises funds locally to support the Society’s critical research initiatives and to provide hundreds of comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their family and friends. For more information, visit www.MSnyc.org.The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is committed to helping the 10,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the five boroughs and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties continue moving their lives forward. The chapter raises funds locally to support the Society’s critical research initiatives and to provide hundreds of comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their family and friends. For more information, visit www.MSnyc.org.

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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