Raising Awareness of Multiple Sclerosis

  • It is March!!  National Multiple Sclerosis Education & Awareness Month


    Of course, we who have MS are aware of our disease on a very personal level every month of the year.  Those around us may be aware of MS through witnessing its affect in our lives.  But the general public may not be aware nor educated in what MS is and what it can do to those who have it or who care for someone who has it.


    The theme which the MS Foundation has chosen this year is "Ready, Set, Shine" and they've challenged us to move outside our "comfort zone."  Doesn't have to be far outside the zone; the idea is to challenge yourself and perhaps try something new.

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    So I have two questions for you:

    • What would you like the world to know about MS and its effects on how you live your life?
    • How do you plan to challenge yourself this month?  Please do tell us!!

    As the month progresses, our producer Chris will be collecting and highlighting material on our MS Awareness page.  Check back often to see what has been added. 


    Be sure to add your stories in Shareposts and invite all your MS online community friends.  Think of March here at MS HealthCentral as one big party.  Not every discussion or story has to be about MS, in fact it would be cool to see what your life is like outside of this disease. 


    So jump in and join us by creating your own Sharepost.  While you're at it, check the Questions section and see if someone might need an answer or just a little extra support.  It is the interaction within the online MS community which is amazing and wonderful.


    Lisa Emrich is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers.

Published On: March 01, 2010