March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) encourages everyone to take time this March to learn about multiple sclerosis (MS) and discover all of the programs and services MSAA offers to everyone affected by MS.
- Read MSAA’s award-winning publications, including two new publications: Daddy’s Story, an introduction for younger children to learn about a parent’s MS; and Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis — What You Need to Know , a comprehensive guide for the PPMS community.
- Visit the online gallery for MSAA’s Art Contest for People Living with Multiple Sclerosis .
- Register for MSAA’s Walking and MS webcast .
- Explore MSAA’s website and read about the programs and services MSAA offers the MS community.
- View one of MSAA’s educational videos in the MSi Video Library .
- Attend one of MSAA’s educational events. Check the calendar for an event in your area.
- Donate to MSAA, learn more about the President’s Circle, or create a
Circle of Hope.
- Volunteer with MSAA and please share your time and skills to help the MS community.
- Join MSAA’s online community. Sign-up to receive periodic email updates or become a fan of MSAA on Facebook .
For more information on MS Awareness Month, MSAA, or any of the programs and services MSAA provides, please contact Amanda Bednar, public relations manager at (800) 532-7667, extension 122 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. MSAA offers programs and services including a toll-free bilingual Helpline at (800) 532-7667; Life Coaching sessions; informative publications including a magazine, The Motivator; website featuring MSi online educational videos; equipment distribution ranging from grab bars to wheelchairs; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; MRI funding and insurance advocacy; educational events and activities; Networking Program; Lending Library; and more.
The most common neurological disorder diagnosed in young adults, multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. This disorder damages or destroys the protective covering (known as myelin) surrounding the nerves, causing reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways. Common symptoms include visual problems, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty with balance and coordination, and various levels of impaired mobility. MS is not contagious or fatal.