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MS Society to host luncheon

Submitted by Kyle Troutman on April 3, 2011 – 5:28 pmNo Comment

The Arkansas chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society is hosting a legislative luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., March 30, at the Capitol Hill Lounge Room at 1524 W. 4th Street.

The reception will involve up to 50 constituents of Arkansas, the National MS Society Government Relations Committee and the 88th General Assembly, who will work together to raise MS awareness.

Affecting more than 3,000 people in Arkansas alone (400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide), MS is different for each diagnosed individual.

Most diagnoses occur between the ages of 20 and 50 and symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis

Multiple Sclerosis affects the central nervous system and interrupts the flow of information in the brain and between the brain and the body.

The overreaching goal of the event is for legislators and constituents to network, raise awareness and address challenges of those affected by MS.

For more information, contact Jessica Fisher at 501-663-9104, 501-593-1576 or Jessica.fisher@nmss.org.

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