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.