March is MS Awareness Month

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) recognizes March as MS Awareness Month. MSAA urges everyone to help raise awareness of multiple sclerosis throughout your community and help improve the lives today for people with MS and their families.

MSAA offers the following ways to learn about MS and support the MS community:

  • Visit our website,, which provides easy access to vital information, resources, and tools right from your desktop, mobile phone, or tablet.
  • Read one of our publications, including MSAA’s award-winning magazine, The Motivator, and the recently published annual MS Research Update with the latest developments in MS treatments and research.
  • Attend one of MSAA’s educational events for people with MS and their care partners – check our Calendar of Events to find upcoming programs happening in your area.
  • Visit MSAA’s 2014 Art Showcase, featuring creative and beautiful artwork by individuals with MS.
  • Register for Swim for MS! Swim for MS encourages volunteers to create their own swim challenge while recruiting online donations to support MSAA’s free programs and services.
  • Make a donation that will directly help MSAA continue to advance our mission of improving lives today for the entire MS community.
  • Be on the lookout for MSAA’s new online Aquatic Center launching later this month, featuring resources, tips, and inspirational stories!
  • Become a part of MSAA’s online community. Sign up to receive periodic email updates, follow MSAA on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, and view one of MSAA’s YouTube videos.
  • Help to spread MS awareness by using MSAA’s “March is MS Awareness Month” badge as your social media profile picture (right-click the image at the bottom of this page, save it to your computer, then use it on your Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn account profile pictures)

For more information about MS Awareness Month or any of MSAA’s programs and services, please contact Sarah Masino, community relations coordinator at (800) 532-7667, extension 122 or via email at

About MSAA
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national nonprofit organization and leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA provides free programs and services, such as: a Helpline with professional consultants; award-winning publications, including MSAA’s magazine, The Motivator; MSAA’s nationally recognized website (at, featuring award-winning educational videos and research updates; S.E.A.R.C.H.™ program to assist the MS community with learning about different treatment choices; a mobile phone app, My MS Manager™ (named one of the best multiple sclerosis iPhone & Android apps by; a resource database, My MS Resource Locator; safety and mobility equipment distribution; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; educational events held across the country; MRI funding; and more. For additional information, please visit or call (800) 532-7667.

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system and is the most common neurological disorder diagnosed in young adults. Hundreds of thousands of people have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the United States and 2.5 million people worldwide. 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.

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