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Sunday, March 1, 2009

MS Awareness Week March 2 to 8, 2009

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter will observe MS Awareness Week March 2 to 8 as part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness about a chronic disease of the central nervous system that affects more than 9,000 people in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The week will be marked by the first ever federal MS Awareness Week Resolution in Congress, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee of California. Anyone interested in getting involved is encouraged to visit www.mssociety.org , which features an online toolkit with tools, resources and information.
MS Awareness Week follows a recent research breakthrough regarding the potential link between vitamin D and the risk of developing MS, which may help explain why prevalence of MS is higher in places with less sunlight, like Minnesota.

More info here: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/MNM/index.aspx

1 Comments:

  • At March 2, 2009 at 10:03 AM , Anonymous Will said...

    Nice entry. I know a couple of people with MS and it's good to have as much promotion about the condition as possible. Hopefully the recent breakthrough really is a breakthrough that makes a difference.

     

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