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Get ready for summer!

_DSC0776.jpgMany people living with MS face issues with hot weather. Check out a few of our tips to help you beat the heat this summer:

  • Stay hydrated - drink plenty of water and try flavoring it with fresh fruit for a healthy twist
  • Try a cooling gadget - more information is available from the MSAA
  • Accessorize - use a wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun off your face
  • Find a cool spot to relax - how about your local movie theater or library?
  • Indulge with some cool treats - spend time with your family at an ice cream parlor or water ice shop

Click here for more tips.


Check out the revamped MSConnection.org

PAE_2013 MSConnection.orgMSConnection.org, the MS movement's online community, has recently undergone a transformation with a brand new look and feel. Whether you are already a member or want to find out more about this free resource, visit MSConnection.org to:

  • Learn from people living with MS, those who care about them and MS experts on a wide range of topics
  • Share your story to connect with and give strength and hope to others
  • Join discussions and groups to connect with people like you, share your experiences and get support

Click here to get started.


Looking for something? Have something to donate?

There are a variety of items listed on our classified ads, including wheelchairs, electric scooters and stair glides. Click here for details. If you have something to add, please email us.


In the News

New MS therapy could build autoimmune tolerance

This article appeared in USA Today on June 5, 2013. If the immune system is the body's army, autoimmune disease is a mutiny. Researchers at Northwestern University are trying to reverse these diseases by paralyzing the rebels. Though the research is preliminary, a paper published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine shows that this approach is safe for patients with multiple sclerosis. READ MORE.

In other news...

> Early Clinical Trial Shows Feasibility of Reducing Immune Responses in People with MS Using Their Own Altered Blood Cells

> Research sheds light on emotional changes in MS - Interview with clinical psychologist/researcher Dr. David Rintell

> It Takes A Global Village to End MS


July 22 - Northampton County Community Outreach Day

Staff will be at St. Luke's Neurology Associates in Bethlehem from noon to 8 p.m. to answer your questions about MS and the latest research, discuss the programs and services available in your community, and provide assistance with referrals to physicians, allied health professionals and other service agencies. Click here for more information. To schedule an appointment, call Karen Sheppard at (215) 271-1500.

Sept. 21 and 22 - Bike MS: Bike to the Bay


This year, our friends at the Delaware Chapter are hosting the 30th annual Bike to the Bay event. This two-day cycling adventure will take you through the quaint, rural towns of southern Delaware all the way to the coastline. Learn more


Sept. 28 and 29 - Bike MS: City to Shore Ride


Now that the weather is warming up, why not enjoy the outdoors and start training for City to Shore? Join 7,000 cyclists and ride through some of the most scenic routes in New Jersey to make a difference in the fight against MS. Learn more.

For more upcoming events, please visit the chapter calendar.


My Mother, My Hero

This touching poem was written by 16 year-old Crystal Boyer for Mother's Day 2013.

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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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