March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

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The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) recognizes March as MS Awareness Month. Throughout March, MSAA encourages individuals to expand their knowledge, understanding, and support of individuals whose lives are affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). MSAA offers the following ways to learn and support the MS community:

  • A new website, mymsaa.org, which features new sections and enhancements, providing easier access to more information, more resources, and vital tools for the entire MS community
  • My MS Manager™, MSAA’s mobile phone application to track disease activity, generate reports, and assist individuals with their treatment plan
  • My MS Resource Locator, an MS-specific, online database
  • S.E.A.R.C.H.™ program to assist individuals navigate through the ever-changing landscape of MS
  • MSAA’s educational events –  check out our calendar of events to see what is scheduled for your area

Interested in helping the MS community during MS Awareness Month?

  • Volunteer with MSAA! MSAA is also recruiting participants for our signature fundraising event – Swim for MS. Dive into action today to raise awareness of MS and you might be selected to receive one of two sets of park hopper passes from Walt Disney World! Register today at SwimForMS.org!
  • Help to spread MS awareness by using MSAA’s “March is MS Awareness Month” badge as your social media profile picture (right-click the image at the bottom of this blog post, save it to your computer, then use it on your Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn account profile pictures)
  • Become a part of MSAA’s online community: sign up to receive periodic email updates, become a fan of MSAA on Facebook; follow MSAA on Twitter; and view one of MSAA’s YouTube videos

 

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About MSAA

As a national nonprofit organization, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA provides free programs and services, such as: a toll-free Helpline; award-winning publications including a magazine, The Motivator; website featuring educational videos and research updates; S.E.A.R.C.H.™ program to assist the MS community with learning about different treatment choices; a mobile phone app, My MS Manager™; a resource database, My MS Resource Locator; equipment distribution ranging from grab bars to wheelchairs; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; educational events and activities; MRI funding and insurance advocacy; and more. For additional information, please visit http://www.mymsaa.org or call (800) 532-7667.

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  • Isabel Batalla says:

    I would like to know how do I joint the Association and also I would like to know the benefits because I have Multiple Sclerosis.

    • Angel says:

      Thank you for your comment and interest in joining the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. The MSAA offers a multitude of information and resources to individuals within the MS community. In addition to providing relevant and up to date MS information, the MSAA offers programs and services to assist individuals living with the disease day to day. Some of the services include:
      • Telephone Helpline offering resources and support to those in the MS community (800-532-7667 x 154)
      • MRI assistance program which helps those who are uninsured or underinsured with the cost of a cranial follow up MRI.
      • Cooling Equipment Distribution Program that offers different ice pack cooling vest products to those who experience heat sensitivity with their MS
      • Equipment Distribution Program that provides different mobility and assistive devices to clients that range from walkers, canes and shower chairs, to grab bars and hand safety rails for increased safety measures within the home.
      • MSAA S.E.A.R.C.H. toolkit designed to aid in the process of finding an appropriate MS therapy
      • My MS Manager mobile phone app that allows patients to keep track of their health records and MS symptoms
      • My MS Resource Locator online database offering individuals the opportunity to search for MS resources and information relevant to their own unique needs

      If you would like to register with the MSAA you can do so either online at http://mymsaa.org/ and clicking the “Register” link at the top of the page, or you can register by contacting the MSAA Client Services team through our Helpline at (800)532-7667 x 154.

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