Do you know someone who is training to run a marathon? Finish MS offers entry bibs to marathon runners across the country so they can fundraise for MS awareness and research while accomplishing their goal! If you know a distance runner, tag them in the comments below and tell them how they can make a difference with Finish MS! [ Ntl.ms Link ]
Every dollar counts! Kerri and her family organized a lemonade stand, raising $74 for Bike MS. Adorable! What creative fundraising ideas have you tried?
What do you do to stay calm through an MRI?

How to Stay Calm During an MRI

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We need your help! Join your voice with the nearly 300 MS activist leaders on Capitol Hill today, educating public officials about the needs of the MS community. Contact your elected officials and ask them to protect access to affordable, quality healthcare coverage; ensure affordable access to MS medications; and fund MS research.

Join nearly 300 MS activists on Capitol Hill

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More than 700 doctors and researchers met at ACTRIMS (Americas Committee for the Treatment and Research in MS) to share research results, focused particularly around factors influencing MS susceptibility and disease course.

ACTRIMS Meeting Focuses on Factors Influencing MS Susceptibility and Disease Course

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Together we are stronger! Together, MS activists make an impact. Add your voice to the hundreds of MS activists who will be gathering in DC this week. Become an #MSactivist at [ Ntl.ms Link ].
Learn about requesting accommodations, transferable skills and career changes to remain in the workforce, as well as employer and federal benefits and resources should you choose to leave, during the March 21 telelearning: [ Ntl.ms Link ]

Knowing How to Navigate Leaving the Workforce Telelearning

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“Living with MS, you realize ‘having it all’ is no longer some grandiose vision but is found in the small stuff, like any moment when I can see clearly and walk strongly over to one of my kiddos and give them a hug.”

~ Michael Wentink, A life less traveled

Don't Sweat the MS: MS Connection

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In today's MSconnection.org blog, Cat shares a story about "Recognizing Your Lucky Charm."

Recognizing Your Lucky Charm: MS Connection

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Nothing says Happy St. Patrick’s Day better than a shout-out to Walk MS, Bike MS and MuckFest MS team – The Fighting Shamrocks! “The name came because we are Irish, and the Shamrock is very significant in our heritage. We also have a tremendous amount of grit, and are determined to fight this disease until there is a cure,” Rebecca Kuchar, The Fighting Shamrocks Team Captain.

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Over the course of your career, there might be times when you consider separating from the workforce if your MS symptoms become more difficult to manage. How do you know when it’s the right time to leave the workforce? Have you exhausted all your options to remain employed including requesting accommodations, utilizing transferrable skills, or even making a career change? If the decision is to...
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Knowing How to Navigate Leaving the Workforce Telelearning

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Support people with MS when you shop using Amazon Smile! Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Get started at smile.amazon.com/ch/13-5661935.

Support National Multiple Sclerosis Society by shopping at AmazonSmile.

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Researchers co-funded by the National MS Society uncovered a molecule secreted by immune cells that promotes regeneration of nerve-insulating myelin. If the results are confirmed through further research, these basic laboratory studies could eventually be translated to promising new therapeutic approaches to stimulating myelin repair to restore function in people with MS.

Researchers Uncover Molecule Secreted by Immune Cells that Promotes Regeneration of Nerve-Insulating

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Let your voice be heard about what it means to live with MS! Please take our brief survey to help inform the Society’s strategic priorities. Your experiences will accelerate solutions for everyone.

– I have MS: [ Surveymonkey.com Link ]
– I Care about Someone With MS: [ Surveymonkey.com Link ]
What you eat and how you move impacts your health and your MS. Join the webinar, “Weight Management and Nutrition,” on Tuesday, March 14, to learn about the risks associated with obesity and MS and strategies to manage weight with nutrition and exercise.

Weight Management and Nutrition

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Wow! Thank you for sharing your stories and breakthroughs to help create awareness about multiple sclerosis! Together we are stronger than MS. Together we will Breakthrough MS. Find breakthroughs, strength and inspiration at wearestrongerthanms.org. #WeAreStrongerThanMS

#WeAreStrongerThanMS

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Walk MS brings together the passion and determination of anyone who wants to raise funds and change the world for the more than 2.3 million people living with MS worldwide. Cap off MS Awareness Week by registering for Walk MS today at [ Ntl.ms Link ]. #WeAreStrongerThanMS
“My husband Joe has multiple sclerosis. After reading about the benefits of standing for people with MS, he and I created a special standing box so he can be upright. Getting him in the box is an adventure, but it’s worth it when I see him smile.” – Karen, #WeAreStrongerThanMS

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We know all too well that MS affects each person and each family differently. This MS Awareness Week, we’re inspiring each other by sharing the diverse and powerful breakthroughs that defy MS.

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“When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I made it my mission to start a regular exercise routine to see if it would help me. I had a lot of MS fatigue in the beginning and it wasn’t always easy. Now, I feel so much better, every day, mentally and physically. I am able to do a lot of the things I do with my family because I am very physically active.” – Judy, #WeAreStrongerThanMS