About Multiple Sclerosis
(from the National MS Society’s website)
Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease.
About the National MS Society
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn't.
The National MS Society helps each person address the challenges of living with MS through their 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
About the National MS Society and MS Hope for a Cure
MS Hope for a Cure works closely with the National MS Society, and has donated over $2,750,000 to the Society to help fund critical research and to support important programs. MS Hope for a Cure feels strongly that the National MS Society is the single best place to find information regarding Multiple Sclerosis. When first being diagnosed, it can be extremely difficult and scary to sort through all the information on the internet. We recommend that you speak to your doctor if you are concerned that you may have MS and use the National MS Society’s website to learn more about the disease, treatments, and resources currently available.