More MS news articles for January 1999

Books on Loan From MS Association

Friday January 29, 4:53 pm Eastern Time
SOURCE: Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The delayed 20 mins - Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) disclaimer announces the creation of a national lending library service available to agency members at no cost. The service, titled "Spread the Word," allows members to borrow up to three books for one month per month. Book categories are: Comprehensive (focusing on MS research and living with MS), Women's Issues, Personal Accounts (including stories by Annette Funicello and others with MS), Humor, and Health and Wellness. For more information, call MSAA at 1-800 LEARN MS, ext. 132, or access

According to MSAA National Patient Services Director Susan Freund, the service is for MS members who cannot visit the library. "It's very important for those diagnosed with MS to read up on the disease, and learn how to cope and live with it," said Freund. "Our homebound members can now enjoy traditional library benefits right in their own home without leaving their front door."

The MSAA is a national nonprofit organization providing day-to-day assistance to those with multiple sclerosis. MS is a disease of the central nervous system and currently there is no known cause or cure. MSAA provides services and programs such as the loan of therapeutic equipment, peer counseling, symptom relief therapies and research, barrier-free housing, and informative literature.

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