More MS news articles for February 2001

Society offers program on Multiple Sclerosis

Jan 31 2001 12:00AM
For the 750 citizens of Wyoming who have multiple sclerosis (MS) a chronic disease of the central nervous system, this unpredictability is a reality.

Fortunately, since 1946 the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has been there to help.

Presently, the Wyoming Office of the National MS Society is offering "New Directions for People with MS in Wyoming," two informational programs and town meetings designed to educate the public about new directions in MS treatment and research and to discuss possible innovations in National MS Society programs for people living with MS in Wyoming.

Patricia Kennedy, RN/CNP Clinical Consultant for the National MS Society, and Clinical Coordinator for the Rocky Mountain MS Center's Spasticity Clinic and the Wellness Education Program will speak about recent developments in MS treatment and research, and will be available to answer questions from the audience. Mike Dugan, General, USAF, Ret., President and CEO of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will address the group on new directions in the National MS Society and programs in Wyoming. A light supper will be served. These town meetings are free of charge, and the public is welcome to attend.

One Town Meeting will take place on Monday, February 5, 2001 at the Radisson Hotel in Casper, the other will take place Tuesday, February 6 at Little America Hotel in Cheyenne. For more information or to RSVP, contact Mary Roberts at 307-234-2340 or 1-800-FIGHTMS (option1).

Multiple Sclerosis is often called a "prime of life" disease because of its tendency to strike during the early adult years. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society supports more MS research and serves more prople with MS than any national voluntary MS organization in the world. For more information on the programs of the National MS Society, call 1-800-FIGHTMS, e-mail, or visit

©Lusk Herald 2001