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Marching Forward: Getting Involved in Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

As the region’s leading Multiple Sclerosis Center, we work daily to improve the lives of those with MS. Join us in raising awareness and offering support to those in our community who have this disease.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) involves inflammatory damage to the central nervous system; the body mistakenly identifies the fat covering of the nerves as abnormal and directs an attack at the nerve coverings. The symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis can be visible or invisible and include vision and sensory changes, weakness, impaired balance, fatigue, mood dysfunction, and cognitive changes. These invisible symptoms can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of raising awareness about this condition which affects 1 million Americans. By increasing understanding, we can combat misconceptions, facilitate early detection, and advocate for research towards finding a cure. Let’s come together to support those affected by MS and work towards a future where this disease no longer poses a threat.


Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease where symptoms can vary in severity and may come and go unpredictably.  This makes MS a challenging condition to diagnose and manage. The location of the attack in the brain or spinal cord has major implications on the symptoms. Some areas of the central nervous system, such as the brainstem and spinal cord, are particularly important and even small areas of damage can cause significant symptoms. Beyond the physical symptoms, MS can also have a significant impact on individuals and their families, affecting daily activities, employment, and overall quality of life.


If you’d like to learn more about Multiple Sclerosis, including its causes, diagnosis, and treatment options, check out our overview blog, Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis. Understanding this condition is the first step towards effectively managing it and supporting those affected by it.

Ways to Get Involved in MS Awareness

Getting involved in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) awareness can make a real difference in the lives of those affected by this condition. One simple way to contribute is by sharing information on social media platforms, and raising awareness among your friends and followers to help support the mission to find a cure.

Attending awareness events like the multiple walks held by Wisconsin Multiple Sclerosis Society, which Neuroscience Group proudly sponsors, allows you to show your support in person and connect with others in the MS community. The society holds fundraising walk events across Wisconsin in April and May each year. These events are a great way to meet other supporters in your community and are fun for the entire family.

Another impactful way to make a difference is by supporting research and innovation. Consider donating to MS research organizations and foundations to fund vital research efforts aimed at finding a cure and improving treatment options. Stay informed about the latest advancements and therapy options by educating yourself, which will empower you to advocate effectively for those living with MS. The National MS Society has great resources for those looking to learn more. Together, we can raise awareness, support individuals with MS, and work towards a future free from the burden of this disease.


Help Us Find the Cure to Multiple Sclerosis

Advancing research towards finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is crucial in improving the lives of those affected by this condition. By supporting research initiatives, we can unlock new insights into MS and develop better treatment options that offer hope for a cure. Your involvement is vital in driving progress towards this goal. Whether it’s through participating in fundraising events like the Neuroscience Group MS Walk, donating to research organizations, or advocating for increased funding, every contribution makes a difference. Together, let’s continue to march forward in the fight against MS and work towards a future where this disease is no longer a threat to those affected by it.


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