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BalanceWear® Vests can help stabilize movement for people living with MS

BalanceWear vest.pngIssues with balance and gait are common for people living with MS. The BalanceWear® Balance-Based Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Strategic Weighting Full Torso Device can help combat these issues. This simple device uses light weights strategically placed within the vest to help improve balance and stability, thereby providing greater mobility and confidence. This video from ABC News discusses the benefits for one individual. If you are interested in finding out more, please speak with your doctor to request a prescription and to be put in touch with a certified provider.

Walk MS kicks off this Sunday, April 21

Walk MS group on boardwalkThe first Walk MS events of the spring are less than a week away! Walk MS kicks off this Sunday, April 21 at the following sites in Pennsylvania:

  • Elmwood Park Zoo (Norristown)
  • East Goshen Township Park (West Chester)
  • Gring's Mill (Reading)
  • Lenape Park (Sellersville)
  • Ridley Creek State Park (Media)
  • Tyler State Park (Newtown)

Walk MS continues on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at a variety of sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today. If you have any questions, please contact the Walk MS team.

Volunteers needed

We need hundreds of volunteers to make this event a success. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available, including registration, photography, and cheering our walkers on as they cross the finish line. Click here for details.


Don't miss Preakness at the Piazza

Party of the spring 2.pngThe Preakness at the Piazza is a new and unique 21+ event for Philadelphia. Enjoy great entertainment, food and drinks while watching the 138th Running of the Preakness Stakes, a premier thoroughbred horse race, on the Piazza's jumbotron. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on prime auction items, in addition to their favorite horses. Don't forget to wear your hat or bowtie! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


Racing towards a world free of MS

Eddie MacDonald car (cropped).jpgNASCAR driver Eddie MacDonald is spreading awareness about MS with every lap. Currently participating in the NASCAR K&N Series East, he has emblazoned his car with the National MS Society logo to support friends and other local people living with MS. You can race towards a world free of MS by registering for Walk MS at the Pocono Raceway on Sunday, May 5.


In the News

> MS trial alert: Drug study at NIH recruiting people with Secondary-Progressive MS

> Month of birth may influence risk of MS by promoting changes in immune system development

> National MS Society partners with the University of Miami and Accera, Inc. to test novel "medical food" for MS cognitive impairment




Do you shop at Amazon?

Support the National MS Society every time you shop at Amazon. Whether it's for a physical product, a gift card or an electronic music or video download, the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter will receive a percentage of the order back as a donation. Please use this link and share it with your friends and family.


New podcasts available

Check out our latest podcasts on Podbean, including recordings from the 2013 LINKS Teleconference Series and the 2013 Employment Teleconference Series.


Upcoming Programs

April 22 - Making MS Work Networking Event
Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Iron Hill Brewery in North Wales, PA. Connect with other professionals who are currently employed and living with MS. Click here for more information and to register.

April 23 - LINKS Teleconference Series: How to hire home health care
Join us for the fourth teleconference in the series and learn about what to look for when hiring home health care. Click here for more information and to register.

May 3 - Women Against MS (WAMS) Luncheon
Join us for the 11th annual WAMS Luncheon. The National MS Society will honor local business leader Molly D. Shepard with the Woman of Spirit Award. She has made an unparalleled commitment to raising MS awareness and vital dollars to create a world free of MS. Click here for more information and to register.

May 8 - Asset and Resource Protection: Navigating Governmental Programs
Total Rehab and Fitness presents this informational event in Cherry Hill, N.J. The presenter Michele A. Leahy will discuss governmental benefit programs, state waiver programs and special needs trusts. Click here for more information. To register, contact Melissa Morgan, TRF Office Administrator at (856) 424-5552.

May 11 - New Horizons: Latest in Research and Treatments
Want to know about the latest treatment and research updates? Join us for an informative program and resource fair. Presenters include Dr. Gary Clauser and Dr. Lorraine Spikol, Directors of the Lehigh Valley Health Network MS Center. Click here for more information and to register.


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National MS Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter
30 S. 17th St., Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at http://main.nationalmssociety.org/ or 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).

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