Mayor Proclaims April 2015 “MS Awareness Month”

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Sheila Edwards

CULLMAN – On Friday, March 20, 2015, Cullman Mayor Max A. Townson proclaimed the month of April 2015 "MS Awareness Month." The proclamation was announced at the office of Dr. Christoper Laganke, who strongly supports muscular sclerosis research. 

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and often disabling disease of the central nervous system that affects thousands of people in Alabama and hundreds of thousands of people nationwide. The symptoms vary greatly but generally include abnormal fatigue, numbness in arms and legs, blindness, and even paralysis. MS affects not only the person with the disease, but also family and friends.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alabama-Mississippi Chapter, supports the mission to end the effects of MS. They also strive to educate the public on the disease, support programs that improve the quality of life for people with MS, and support MS research related programs. Thousands of volunteers, corporations, and health professionals are working diligently to end MS, and research continues to bring us closer to a cure while also developing treatment options that enhance the quality of life for those who currently have the disease.

Mayor Townson, as he proclaimed the month of April "MS Awareness Month" in Cullman, urged all citizens to learn more about MS and to support all national and local MS Society programs and events. One such event is the Cullman Walk for MS, which is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on March 28, 2015, at Cullman's Heritage Park.

Those who wish to learn more about National MS Awareness Week, or MS, can visit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s web site at www.nationalmssociety.com.