Mayor proclaims ‘MS Awareness Month’ in Cullman; Walk MS scheduled for April 14


Pictured, left to right, are: Deb Bower, Ron Seybold, Jennifer Caudle, Scott Cooley, Mayor Woody Jacobs, Dr. Christopher LaGanke, Sheila Edwards, Gena Hamilton and Jina Kelly.

CULLMAN – Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs recently proclaimed the month of March 2018 "MS Awareness Month" in the city of Cullman. The proclamation was presented at the office of Dr. Christoper Laganke, North Central Neuology Associates. Laganke has long been a strong supporter of muscular sclerosis research. On hand to accept the proclamation from Jacobs were Laganke, Sheila Edwards (MS support group leader), Ron Seybold (MS support group leader), Jennifer Caudle (Drayer Physical Therapy), Gena Hamilton (NCNA staff), Jina Kelly (MS volunteer) and Scott Cooley (Drayer Physical Therapy).

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, as he proclaimed "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 MS, which is scheduled for April 14, 2018, at Cullman's Heritage Park. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m. More information on the MS Walk and on Muscular Sclerosis can be found by visiting the National MS Society website at