March is MS Awareness Month
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March is MS Awareness Month

Each one of us can do something about Multiple Sclerosis now!

Volunteer, advocate, educate, donate.

Join the movement; 1-800-344-4867 or visit walknjm.nationalmssociety.org.

Did you know?

-MS is a chronic and unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.

-MS interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and can stop people from moving.

-MS is not fatal, contagious or directly inherited, but there is no cure.

-MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young to middle-aged adults.

-Most people are diagnosed with MS between the ages of 20-50.

-MS is two to three times more common in women than men.

-Every hour of every day someone is newly diagnosed with MS.

-There are 13,000 people in New Jersey living with MS.

-More than 400,000 in the United States are living with MS and 2.5 million people worldwide.

-Roughly 200 people are diagnosed with MS every week.

-MS symptoms can come and go and be mild, moderate or severe.

-MS can cause blurred vision or blindness, balance and coordination; bowel and bladder problems, speech difficulties.

-Advances in treating and understanding MS are achieved daily.

-There are at least six FDA approved therapies available that can slow the progress of MS.

-Having MS means not knowing what the day will bring and always being prepared for the unexpected.