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World MS Day 2013 - What's your motto?

PAE 2013 World MS Day logoWorld MS Day is coming up on May 29, a global call to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis by sharing information about the disease and how it affects the lives of more than 2.1 million people around the world. We all have mottos that we live our lives by. Be inspired by the mottos that help others overcome the adversity related to MS, and share your own motto at www.worldmsday.org.


New MS Learn Online program available

The latest video in the Society's online educational webcast series is titled "Managing Pain and Sleep Issues in MS Part 2 - Sleep Issues in Multiple Sclerosis". Pain and sleep disorders often cause confusion and frustration for people with MS, their loved ones, and healthcare providers. Learn from scientists and clinicians about strategies for symptom management, available treatment options, and ongoing research to identify the cause of pain and sleep disorders in MS. Click here to watch the video. Previous videos in the series are available on the Society's YouTube channel.


In the News

Hershey-born researcher is making her mark in the fight against MS

23 year old Anna Whetstone is making a difference in more ways than one. The Moravian graduate was diagnosed with MS when she was a high school junior in Hershey, Pa. Since then she has earned a degree in neuroscience, with honors, and has accepted a job as a research coordinator at the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Johns Hopkins Medicine. She recently participated in Walk MS Baltimore, raising $7,000 with a team of around 25 colleagues from the MS Center. Next month she will be participating in MuckFest MS with friends, just another way that she is making her mark in the fight against MS. Click here to read more about Anna in the Baltimore Sun.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Let Go of the Loss and Move On

This article by Linda Noble Topf recently appeared in the Huffington Post Healthy Living blog. Click here to read about the moment that she realized that despite using a wheelchair, her life is still full of possibilities.

In other news...

> Studies Report Progress Understanding What Drives Repair of the Brain’s Insulating Myelin, Which is Damaged by MS

> Study Finds that the Incidence of MS Appears to be Higher in African American Women Than in Caucasians, Contradicting Previous Findings

> The National MS Society Partners with Pour le Monde® for a Fragrance That Makes “Cents” For People Living with MS



May 18 - Preakness at the Piazza
Looking to make the most of the beautiful weather this weekend? Join us from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Piazza at Schmidt's in Philadelphia for great food and drinks, live music from DJ Royale, and the 138th Running of the Preakness Stakes on a forty foot screen. Book now to take advantage of our discounted rates.

May 28 - LINKS Teleconference Series: Clinical trials and progress in MS research
Join us from 7 to 8 p.m. to learn about clinical trials and current MS research on treatment to stop disease progression, restore function, and end MS forever. Click here for more information and to register.

June 5 - Social Security Disability Workshop
Do you have questions about Social Security Disability benefits? Join us from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at our office in Center City Philadelphia to learn everything you need to know. Click here for more information and to register.

June 18 - Family Fun Night to support the Jewish Community Foundation's Family Support Fund
One of our clients invites you to this family friendly event. Bring the kids for an evening of family fun at the JCC Camps at Medford, 400 Tuckerton Rd., Medford, N.J. 08055. Enjoy swimming, the splash park, carnival games, a DJ and dancing, karate demonstrations, a 50/50 raffle, a Chinese auction, and more! Download the event flyer (pdf) to find out more. To learn more about the fund, visit their website.

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