At Viachem, we proudly support The MS Society, donating resources and participating in their events as they strive to eliminate multiple sclerosis everywhere.
The MS Society has a vision: “Everything we do is focused so that people affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.”
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating disease, and one of the most common diseases of the nervous system. While anyone can develop MS around the world, it is most commonly found in young people, women, and those in northern latitudes. It is not directly inherited, and it’s symptoms are devastating: paralysis, vision loss, difficulty walking and numbness. With symptoms that are varied and difficult to diagnose, The MS Society strives to be a gathering place for people with MS and their loved ones to connect and take action.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society was founded in 1946 when an extraordinary woman, Sylvia Lawry, whose brother lived with MS, placed an advertisement in The New York Times asking to hear from anyone who had recovered from MS. She received many letters in return from people who also sought help and hope. Ms. Lawry took action: she mobilized a group of friends and advisors, including some of her ad respondents, officially forming the National MS Society. Ms. Lawry and her team promoted contacts among neurologists around the country who treated MS and initiated the search for answers. The MS Society has grown leaps and bounds since then, and so has research around MS, but there is still a long way to go to find a cure.
The MS Society is leading a movement, sharing resources, educating, raising funds, spreading awareness, and uniting people over this cause. To change the world, The MS Society mobilizes all possible human and financial resources to achieve results.
We are thrilled to support this organization, focusing our efforts for The MS Society throughout Q1. Stay tuned for more information and stories with February and March’s newsletters for why we support the MS Society and how you can get involved. For more information about them, visit their website at www.nationalmssociety.org.