Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month 2020

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, and MSAA is proud to support this national campaign with several educational activities. MSAA has focused the 2020 awareness campaign on The Mind, Body, and MS Connection, addressing the integration of physical and emotional wellness strategies to improve MS symptom management and overall quality of life.

Please join us for the following free MS Awareness Month activities:

Live Webinars

The Importance of Wellness Care in MS

Amy SullivanMary RenselTuesday, March 10, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 pm Eastern
MS experts Mary Rensel, MD and Amy Sullivan, PsyD of the Cleveland Clinic describe the mind-body connection in MS and discuss how to improve symptoms through diet, exercise, and stress reduction. Watch this video.

Keeping it Simple: Everyday Mindfulness for People Living with MS

Cheryl YoungTuesday, March 24, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 pm Eastern
Marriage and Family Therapist Cheryl Young, MAMFT of the Louisville Mindfulness Center explores how learning Mindfulness techniques can help you better manage life’s stressors, decrease anxiety, irritability, and fear; and begin to rewire your brain. Watch this video.

Live Ask the Expert Programs

Join us on the My MSAA Community online platform for a live chat conversation on:

Wellness and Healthy Living with MS

Annette OkaiTuesday, March 3, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm Eastern
Featuring MS Expert Annette Okai, MD
Medical Director, Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Center of Dallas at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
To read a transcript of the discussion, please visit My MSAA Community.

MSAA Podcast Episodes

Listen to MSAA’s latest podcasts on wellness:

A Little is a Lot When Exercising with MS

Brian HutchinsonFeaturing physical therapist Brian Hutchinson, PT of the MS Achievement Center who discusses how physical activity can improve your body and your mind, and offers easy and effective exercise options for everyone living with MS. Listen to this episode.

Better Symptom Management through Wellness

Amy SullivanMary RenselOnce again featuring MS experts Mary Rensel, MD and Amy Sullivan, PsyD of the Cleveland Clinic as they talk about brain health and provide helpful strategies to improve MS care through nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, and overall healthy living. Listen to this episode.

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MSAA’s 2020 MS Awareness Month’s The Mind, Body, and MS Connection campaign has been made possible by the generous support of Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Genentech.

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Other Awareness Month Links

MS Ability Art Showcase

MS Ability Art Showcase 2020

MSAA is very proud to celebrate the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis. Enjoy new submissions from artists with MS, including our latest Artist of the Month.