This March, multiple sclerosis patient advocacy organisations in Georgia and around the country will mark National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week between March 13 through 19. The commemoration is designed to bring greater awareness to the unique challenges that persons with multiple sclerosis face every day.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, it can help to find people in your community who can help you access the information you need as you move forward with life with multiple sclerosis. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has chapters around the country, including in Georgia. The Georgia chapter, which has its main office in Atlanta, has planned several events to mark National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week.
A number of events are being planned throughout Georgia. MS walks and other events will bring awareness about this condition and raise funds for multiple sclerosis advocacy initiatives. If you are interested in raising additional funds for research, you can also take an MS leadership class in March. The Georgia chapter also connects individuals living with multiple sclerosis and their families with services that can help them on this journey. These services include references for professionals in this field, peer counselling, social programs, networking, recreational services and other types of services.