“MS Counts” is our theme for 2014 National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month® (NMSEAM) in March. As those in the MS community know, the effects of multiple sclerosis on individuals, their loved ones, and society can be profound; yes, MS counts. That’s why it’s important for those with MS to “stand up and be counted” by educating others about MS, participating in fundraising activities, or becoming an advocate.
Those who have MS may also consider participating in the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS), a global registry for MS research, treatment, and education. For more information go to http://narcoms.org or call toll-free at 1-800-253-7884.
There is strength in numbers! During this Awareness Month and beyond, let’s grow stronger together. Be counted, and let others know that “MS Counts.”
2014 NMSEAM Initiative
“MS Awareness: Make it Count” is the name of our 2014 NMSEAM initiative, a contest to see who can stage the largest awareness activity. To participate, you’ll need three things: a camera (still or video), lots of people wearing the color orange, and a homemade sign that says: SUPPORT THE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS FOUNDATION - BECAUSE MS COUNTS!
The photo that includes the most people (don’t forget to wear orange and display the sign) wins the grand prize – a tablet! In addition, five entries drawn at random will win $50 gift cards. Be creative! Ask your school or congregation or favorite social club to help. It’s a great way to spread awareness and educate others about MS. We’re counting on you!
Entries can be in the form of a video, digital photograph (with high resolution and size of at least 400K), or printed photograph. Submit your entry by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to NMSEAM, 6520 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33309. Be sure to include your name, address, email address if you have one, and phone number for day and evening.
To learn more or to receive a MS Awareness Kit, email email@example.com or call 800-225-6495.