March 1, 2004
March 2004 will serve as National MS Education and Awareness Month, sponsored by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF). In Florida Governor Jeb Bush has officially sanctioned this effort by issuing of a proclamation on behalf of the state, declaring March 2004 as MS Education and Awareness Month. The efforts of this campaign are being recognized nationwide; throughout March, the MSF will provide awareness kits and will sponsor educational activities for those affected by as well as for those interested in learning about MS. Doctors, MS specialists, counselors and volunteers will provide information and inspiration, as the MSF works to increase public support, caring and understanding of those affected by this disease.
Information and a full schedule of events and activities for National MS Education and Awareness Month are posted on www.msfocus.org. Information on MS and the MSF is available on the website or by calling the toll free Helpline, 1-888-MSFOCUS (673-6287).
The effects of multiple sclerosis are far-reaching. While some 400,000 persons in the U.S. are diagnosed with the disease, its impact is felt by countless numbers of family members, friends, caregivers, and employers. With health, social, and economic consequences, the fight against MS requires the awareness and assistance of many. These include health care professionals, social workers, disability organizations, insurance companies, legislators, scientists, members of the media, as well as the general public. It takes a team to tackle MS!
About the MSF
Since 1986, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF), a publicly supported non-profit organization, has been providing vital programs and services to the MS community.
The mission of the MSF is to enhance the quality of life for those affected
by this chronic disease through various national programs and services.
For additional information about National MS Education and Awareness Month
or any other services of the MSF, call 1-888-MSFOCUS (673-6287) or visit
www.msfocus.org To participate in or promote this effort, please contact
the MSF Community Relations Department at 1-800-225-6495.
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