Multiple Sclerosis Association of America Offers Volunteer Opportunities Throughout March for MS Awareness Month

Mar 01, 2011, 15:25 ET from Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dedicated to enriching the quality of life for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) offers numerous programs and services to the MS community. These services provide the MS community the help needed today to manage their MS. Now more than ever MSAA needs your help to continue to fulfill its mission to the MS community and raise awareness of MS:

  • Register for MSAA's signature fundraising event – Swim for MS! This fun and creative fundraiser allows an individual or group to combine their interest in swimming with their desire to help the MS community. Swim for MS is truly unique, as anyone who has access to a pool may hold an event at anytime. To learn more about this program and see how others are creating their Swim for MS event, please visit
  • Volunteer with MSAA; there are numerous ways for you to share your time and skills to help the MS community.
  • If you don't have the time this month to volunteer, please consider making a donation to MSAA, learn more about the President's Circle or create a Circle of Hope and share it with your friends and family!
  • Join MSAA's online community. Sign up to receive periodic email updates, become a fan of MSAA on Facebook and follow MSAA on Twitter.

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For more information on MS Awareness Month, MSAA, or any of the programs and services MSAA provides, please contact Amanda Bednar, public relations manager at (800) 532-7667, extension 122 or via email at

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is a national nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. MSAA offers programs and services including a toll-free bilingual Helpline (800-532-7667); informative publications including a magazine, The Motivator; website featuring MSi online educational videos; equipment distribution ranging from grab bars to wheelchairs; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; MRI funding and insurance advocacy; educational events and activities; Networking Program; Lending Library; and more.

The most common neurological disorder diagnosed in young adults, multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. This disorder damages or destroys the protective covering (known as myelin) surrounding the nerves, causing reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways. Common symptoms include visual problems, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty with balance and coordination, and various levels of impaired mobility. MS is not contagious or fatal.


SOURCE Multiple Sclerosis Association of America