PITTSBURGH, Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patient education event in the Pittsburgh area is just days away! This free event, produced by MSWorld, is open to all persons in the Pittsburgh area who live with MS, their families, friends, and caregivers.
Headlined by world renowned motivational speaker, mountain climber, author and MS patient, Wendy Booker, patients and their caregivers are invited to come learn from physicians, healers, singers, and dancers on ways to live well as they live with MS. Attendees will also enjoy free accessible parking, free day pass to the museum, breakfast, lunch and parting gift bags.
"This event is nothing short of inspirational to all of those who struggle with the daily challenges of living with MS," says Alan Mandel, CEO and Executive Director of MSWorld.
MSWorld Talks will take place at the prestigious Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer, and is fully accessible. The event features 3 MS patients and 6 renowned expert speakers. There is a morning session and an afternoon session. Nationally known physicians, healthcare experts and movement specialists will address the audience with live participation.
Adding to the excitement of the day, Kathy Reagan Young, singer/songwriter and MS patient, will perform the world premiere of her inspiring original song, "Wash Your Mouth Out with Hope" with instrumentals provided by the CMU School of Music. Registration continues through this week at MSWorld.org.
For more information about MSWorld and MSWorld Talks, visit MSWorld.org.
Founded in 1996 by Kathleen Wilson, Founding President, MSWorld has grown from 6 people in a chat room to the largest all-patient-run MS organization worldwide, serving well over 190,000 members living with MS. MSWorld provides online support and information to people living with MS, including the official chat and message boards of the National MS Society, and various MSWorld Centers, such as Resource, Conference, Wellness, and Creative Centers along with social networking connections. From the beginning, Kathleen Wilson has stated, "The primary mission of MSWorld is to end the isolation that people experience when diagnosed with MS. We believe that knowledge is power and peer support is invaluable." Visit MSWorld.org to learn more.
About Multiple Sclerosis
MS affects the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild or severe, ranging from numbness in the limbs to paralysis or loss of vision. Worldwide, it is estimated that more than 2.5 million people are currently living with MS.