Jacobs proclaims March MS Awareness Month in city of Cullman

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Leanne West

 

L-R: Lynn Harris, Ron Seybold, Sheila M. Edwards, Dr. Christopher Laganke, Mayor Woody Jacobs, Ann Nuss, Summer Breakow and Rachel Bryant

CULLMAN – Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs on Friday proclaimed the month of March 2017 "MS Awareness Month" in the city of Cullman. The proclamation was presented at the office of Dr. Christopher Laganke, North Central Neuology. Laganke has long been a strong supporter of muscular sclerosis research. On hand to accept the proclamation from Jacobs were Laganke, Sheila M. Edwards, Lynn Harris, Ron Seybold, Ann Nuss, Rachel Bryant and Summer Breakow.

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.

Jacobs 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 2017 Walk MS: Cullman, which is scheduled for March 18, 2017, at Cullman's Heritage Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. More information on the MS Walk and on MS can be found by visiting the National MS Society web site at www.nationalmssociety.org.

Find the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1720171038243422/.