Online community helps tell the multiple sclerosis story
It's MS Awareness Week. An online community helps forge connections, raise awareness. A March 14 tweet chat with singer Clay Walker helps people learn.
The National MS Society works to spread the word about multiple sclerosis all year. March 12-18 is MS Awareness Week, and the organization is asking
people impacted by the disease to "combine their efforts, knowledge and hope" to help move closer to a world without MS.
Video shows the reach
It uses this video to show how wide-reaching the disease is.
Online community helps people connect
One way the society hopes to help people combine efforts is through an online community, MS Connection. The
PRWeb press release about the new online community says:
Multiple sclerosis is a life altering disease that affects each person in a unique and different way. MS destroys connections, divides minds from
bodies, pulls people from their lives and away from one another. Therefore, it's only fitting that connections would be its greatest enemy. As more
connections are formed, more knowledge is shared, more questions asked, more resources gathered, and more hope is provided to help people with MS
move their lives forward.
The organization invites people to "find the power of connection" this week and after.
The site includes the new community where people with MS and others can get information they need and join or start discussions. It also includes a
place where they can share their stories. The society also has a Facebook page.
March 14 Twitter event
On Wednesday, March 14, at 8 p.m. ET, the MS Society and Teva Neuroscience are co-sponsoring a Twitter conference with MS ambassador and country music
legend Clay Walker and Dr. Gabriel Pardo, chair of the National MS Society.
The hashtag for the event is #MSconnection.
For more information
To learn about other MS awareness events this week and throughout the year, see the PR Web article.
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