Guest blog post by Sarah Masino
Here at the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA), we are pleased to join other members of the community, such as United Cerebral Palsy, in recognizing March as MS Awareness Month. Our hope is to help others increase their knowledge and support of individuals affected by this disease.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that affects more than 400,000 people in the United States and approximately 2.5 million people worldwide. It is the most common neurological disorder diagnosed in young adults. Common MS symptoms include visual problems, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty with balance and coordination, and various levels of impaired mobility. While there is currently no cure for MS, there are treatments, therapies and medical devices that help individuals living with the disease.
My hope is for people everywhere to learn more about MS during MS Awareness Month…and throughout the year. I greatly appreciate your attention to MSAA’s mission of Improving Lives Today for the entire MS community.
If anyone is interested in learning more about MS, they can check out MSAA’s website, mymsaa.org and find various publications, videos, events and programs, such as our Art Showcase and Swim for MS initiative.
Sarah Masino is the Community Relations Coordinator at MSAA and lives in Philadelphia.