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Why We Fight MS
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and can stop people from moving forward in their lives. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men contracting the disease. Even teenagers and young children can be diagnosed with MS, which affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.
Why I Run
I've registered for the Marathon Strides Against MS team because I want to do something for the people who have been diagnosed now - and because I want to do everything to prevent more people from having to live with this disease. Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with a diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability.
Why You Should Sponsor Me
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter uses funds collected from the Marathon Strides Against MS team to support research to find a cure, and to provide education, support, and advocacy that address the needs of people living with MS today. Because we choose to run for those who sometimes can't, because we choose to donate, we are getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, "You have MS."