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Town of Blowing Rock Declares March 12-18, 2012 Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

March 5, 2012. Mayor J.B. Lawrence has issued a proclamation in Blowing Rock, N.C. declaring March 12-18 Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week.

“We encourage anyone in our community who has multiple sclerosis, or has a family member with MS, to learn more about the resources, programs, information and support available through the National MS Society and other agencies,” said Mayor Lawrence.  “Multiple Sclerosis affects more than 10,000 people throughout North Carolina and the Town of Blowing Rock encourages all citizens to contribute to efforts to find a cure for this debilitating disease.”

“We are grateful Blowing Rock has chosen to support our efforts to create a world free of MS,” said Elizabeth Green, president of the Central North Carolina Chapter of the National MS Society. “MS is the number one disabling disease among young adults, striking them in the prime of their life.  The National MS Society furthers cutting-edge research and provides vital programs and services for those living with MS in your community.” 

The Central North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is asking everyone to JOIN THE MOVEMENT to end MS now.  Blowing Rock residents can show their commitment to the MS movement with simple actions throughout the week, including:

  • Signing up to volunteer or participate at an upcoming chapter event
  • Forming a Walk MS team
  • Emailing a legislator about an issue important to people with MS
  • Telling five people about MS Awareness Week
  • Supporting the Society – every donation moves us closer to a world free of MS

To find more ways to join the movement, and to encourage others to join, visit nationalMSsociety.org.

For more information, contact: Emily Conner, Director of Development, National Multiple Sclerosis Society-NCC Emily.Conner@nmss.org (336)299-4136×202