What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and symptoms of MS vary among individuals and are unpredictable.
An estimated 400,000 Americans have MS. Most are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50 and about two thirds are women. There are approximately 800 Hawaii residents with MS; approximately 300 live on the Big Island.
Please consider being a part of Walk MS on March 19, 2011, at the Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium by volunteering or walking (alone or form a team). For more information, please call April at 974-7433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.