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The Virginia - West Virginia Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS throughout Virginia and West Virginia, as well as three counties in northeastern North Carolina and seven counties in southeastern Kentucky, and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.

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MS Awareness Week

February 26, 2015

MS Awareness Week is right around the corner and the Virginia - West Virginia Chapter is looking forward to partnering with you to help create more connections, deepen engagement, and increase impact across the MS Movement!

No matter where you live, there are lots of ways to participate:

NORFOLK ADMIRALS MS AWARENESS NIGHT (Norfolk, VA)

250px-Norfolk_Admirals_svg.jpgCome out and join us on March 6th at 7:30 pm for our third annual MS Awareness Night with the Norfolk Admirals—and don’t forget to wear orange! Advanced tickets available online through March 6th at the reduced price of $12 by using group code kurtz12. A portion of every ticket sold through our group code will come back to the chapter, so spread the word to your family, friends, and co-workers.

In addition, visit Buffalo Wild Wings (420 Monticello Ave., Ste 150, Norfolk, VA) before or after the game and they will donate 10% of your bill to the Chapter.

STARR HILL RALLY (Crozet, VA)

Starr Hill Cheers For Charity Logo_final.jpg2.jpgStarr Hill Brewery has selected the Chapter as their “Cheers for Charity” non-profit partner for the entire month of March! $1 for every pint of beer sold throughout the month in the Tap Room will be donated to the Society.

BRING YOUR TEAM to the Starr Hill Brewery Tap Room on Friday, March 6th, from 5:30 pm until 8 pm for an opportunity to meet our team and learn more about the great work being done to create a world free of MS!

“Finger licking” food will be provided by Morsel Compass Mobile Kitchen food truck, as well as live music and the impeccable flavors of the most award winning craft brewery on the East Coast.

Also joining us for this special night will be the Ragged Mountain Running Shop and a sponsoring bike shop to assist your team in getting ready for the upcoming Walk MS and Bike MS!  

HERE ARE ADDITIONAL WAYS YOU CAN HELP RAISE AWARENESS: 

TAKE ACTION
  • Contact your legislators and urge them to support issues of importance to you and the MS community.
  • Sign up for our monthly MS eNEWS for the latest on research, legislation and more that impacts people living with MS.
JOIN AN EVENT
SPREAD AWARENESS
  • Plan a fundraising night at a local restaurant and have the profits donated to the Chapter.
  • Connect with others to raise awareness at MSconnection.org.
  • Raise MS aWEARness by wearing orange. You could even organize a “Wear Orange” day at your work or school. Need some more orange?  Visit the "MS Store."
  • Conduct a Facebook campaign asking your friends to dedicate their status or profile picture. Use hashtag #MSconnection on your Twitter and Facebook to spread the word!
  • Invite your friends and family to become a fan of the Virginia - West Virginia Chapter on Facebook.
  • Gather a group of friends outside of a prominent place and splash the area with orange pom-poms and signs announcing MS Awareness Week.
A full list of activities across our chapter territory will be posted on our Facebook page! If you have something planned, please let us know.  
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About the Virginia - West Virginia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Virginia - West Virginia Chapter of the National MS Society provides comprehensive programs and advocacy to assist and empower the more than 12,000 individuals with multiple sclerosis residing throughout Virginia and West Virginia, as well as three counties in northeastern North Carolina and seven counties in southeastern Kentucky. The Virginia - West Virginia Chapter is also a driving force of research for the prevention, treatment and cure of MS and contributes funds to support National MS Society research projects worldwide. The Chapter has offices in Richmond, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; Charlottesville, VA; and Charleston, WV.

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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