Monday, April 16, 2012

2012 MS Awareness Week a Success

Every year, the Society leads efforts at the national and state and local levels to promote MS Awareness Week. This is an extraordinary week during which people affected by MS from all over the nation come together to share, educate, and build awareness about what multiple sclerosis means to them and this year was no different. This year’s message was “MS Kills Connection >   < Connection Kills MS” – a provocative message that reflects the stark reality of the disease and, more importantly, how the challenges of MS can be overcome by strengthening and growing our connections. Information and images about MS were broadcast repeatedly in Times Square, buildings were cast in orange light, Governors signed resolutions to recognize MS Awareness Week, and people proudly wore orange to raise awareness in their communities. Click here to watch an awesome video including just a sampling of the MS Awareness Week activities taking place around the country.

Capitol Hill again led the charge to make sure members of Congress express their commitment to people with MS. Representative Barbara Lee (CA-9) introduced the MS Awareness Week resolution (H. Res. 560) in the U.S. House of Representatives which 36 members cosponsored. Senator Bob Casey (PA) introduced the Senate resolution (S. Res. 396) that had 6 co-sponsors and passed the Senate on March 14th. We want to send a big THANK YOU to MS activists around the country who helped make great state and local awareness week events happen. MS awareness week comes just once a year, but it is critical that we make our voices heard throughout the year!

Niagara Falls Glows Orange for MS Awareness Week

Times Square Billboards Raise Awareness About MS!

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