Thomas Stewart, M.S., J.D., PA-C | As we have written previously, many people with MS will be able to remain in the workforce without significant MS-related limitations for the entirety of their careers. But according to the Social Security Administration (SSA), for all 20-year-olds – whether or not they have been diagnosed with a chronic disease – more than one in four will lose the ability to work prior to retirement age. Thus, it is a good idea for all of us to know how to protect ourselves in the event we lose the ability to work.
MS Awareness Month is a chance to bring multiple sclerosis to the forefront, to help advocate for people and families living with MS every day, and to educate the public. This March, we’ve devoted the month to helping foster greater understanding of MS in our community.
MS is often an “invisible” disease. So many common symptoms can be truly life-altering to those living with them, but not always apparent to the outside world. We’ve created this page of basic MS information for patients and families living with MS, to help them share the facts about MS with loved ones, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and anyone else who may not have a great understanding of what it means to live with MS.
We invite you to not only read the information on our website and social media, but also to share it with others. By answering some common questions, together we can build understanding of MS and how it affects those living with it.
We want to spread awareness about MS so that more people are able to understand what it’s like to live with this mostly invisible disease. You can help us by spreading the word! Share this information with friends via email, social media, or just tell someone you know to look us up at MSCenter.org.
See our collection of MS Awareness Resources. We’ve compiled an exhaustive list of resources for you to read and share with others. Click here to have a look.
Watch and share our Social Media posts. Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing useful information and links to in-depth articles we hope will help people in your life better understand your MS. Connect with us on social media, and share this information with your network.[su_list icon=”icon: circle”]
Other Ways to Take Action[su_list icon=”icon: circle”]
- Share RMMSC social media posts that provide good information for those who may need further understanding of MS.
- Create a Facebook fundraiser as a partner of RMMSC.
- Register to attend the Spring Education Summit.
- Attend a 3rd party fundraiser as advertised at a local restaurant, patron a store’s give back days, shop through AmazonSmile, etc.
- Sign up to become an Evergreen Partner (our monthly giving program of any amount).
- Volunteer for an upcoming KADEP event.
- Join an MS4MS team to hike/walk this summer.
- Donate on Doctor’s Day (March 30) in honor of a special RMMSC Clinic neurologist.
- Invite friends to join you in whatever your meaningful action is this month!
We’re focused not only on spreading awareness, but on taking action! There’s still a lot to share about MS and we’re happy to provide the most up to date education, research, care and support. We’re able to provide these essential components because of the generosity of our community.
Action is just as important as awareness. We ask you to join us in one of our many activities this month!
We’d love to hear the unique ways you choose to highlight RMMSC so please share with us your activities this month! Share your efforts with us on social media, or send us an email at email@example.com.
We thank you for the many ways you engage to ensure the RMMSC mission is fulfilled in March… and throughout the year.