Thursday, March 15, 2012

MS Awareness Week

As Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week comes to a close, here are a couple additional facts about the disease and also some celebrities with the disease.
  • MS is the most common progressive and disabling neurological condition in young adults.
  • The average time between clinical onset of the disease and diagnosis by a physician is 4 - 5 years.
  • Approximately 200 people are diagnosed with MS every week in the United States.
Here are just a few famous people who are affected by the disease: musicians Alan Osmond of the Osmonds, country singer Clay Walker, actors Annette Funicello, Terri Garr, Lena Horne, David “Squiggy” Lander, Richard Pryor and TV personality Montel Williams.

Please help raise money for the MS Society of the Greater Carolinas by joining our walk team, donating, or volunteering your time to the society!

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