November is the month where we look back at the year and remember all the things, big and little, for which we're thankful. We don't have to be reminded of who we need to thank this and every year ... YOU! Together, we can create a world free of MS.
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Coping with holiday stress
The holidays are a time to focus on family, friends, feasting and unforgettable memories. But, along with all the memory-making dinners and parties can come extra work and worry. Coping with extra stress can be difficult for anyone and many people with MS say they experience more symptoms during stressful times. This year, prepare for the holiday season with some helpful tips on how to tame stress and manage your holiday dinner.
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and... #GivingTuesday! Join other charities, families, businesses and individuals to help create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving rather than shopping. Please remember the National MS Society and give back to your community tomorrow.
#GivingTuesday isn't the only way to give back this holiday season.
Workplace Giving: Designate the National MS Society through your workplace giving program. CFC Code: 95694. EIN: 91-0742424.
AmazonSmile: Shopping online for the holidays this year? Designate the National MS Society, Greater Northwest Chapter as your preferred charity at smile.amazon.com and a portion of eligible purchases will be automatically donated to support our local work (at no cost to you!). Be sure to bookmark the page for future purchases, too – AmazonSmile works year-round!
FDA approves Lemtrada™ (alemtuzumab) for relapsing MS
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Lemtrada™ (alemtuzumab, Genzyme, a Sanofi Company) as a disease-modifying therapy for people with relapsing forms of MS. "The FDA approval of Lemtrada is a significant milestone for people living with relapsing MS in the United States," said Dr. Timothy Coetzee, Chief Advocacy, Services and Research Officer at the National MS Society.