Learn about the Mind, Body, and MS Connection During MSAA’s 2020 MS Awareness Month Campaign – The Trentonian

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CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) recognizes March as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month. For this year's campaign, MSAA is focusing on The Mind, Body, and MS Connection, addressing the integration of physical and emotional wellness strategies to improve MS symptom management and overall quality of life. MSAA invites the MS community to participate in various educational activities throughout the month of March, including:

To access information and resources provided by MSAA during MS Awareness Month, please visit the MS Awareness Month hub page at mymsaa.org/awarenessmonth.

MSAA's 2020 MS Awareness Month's The Mind, Body, and MS Connection campaign has been made possible by the generous support of Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Genentech.

To learn more about MS Awareness Month and MSAA's scheduled activities, please contact Kaitlyn Gallagher, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator at (800) 532-7667, ext. 122 or via email at kgallagher@mymsaa.org.

About MSAA The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national nonprofit organization and leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA provides free programs and services, such as: a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning publications, including MSAA's magazine, The Motivator; MSAA's nationally recognized website, featuring award-winning educational videos and research updates; S.E.A.R.C.H. program to assist the MS community with learning about different treatment choices; a mobile phone app, My MS Manager (named one of the best multiple sclerosis iPhone & Android apps by Healthline.com); a resource database, My MS Resource Locator; safety and mobility equipment products; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; educational programs held across the country; MRI funding; My MSAA Community, a peer-to-peer online support forum; a clinical trial search tool; and more. For additional information, please visit http://www.mymsaa.orgor call (800) 532-7667.

About Multiple SclerosisMultiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. MS damages or destroys the protective covering (known as myelin) surrounding the nerves of the CNS, and can potentially injure the nerves as well. This damage causes reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways. Common MS symptoms include visual problems, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty with balance and coordination, depression and cognitive issues, and various levels of impaired mobility. The prevalence of multiple sclerosis is estimated at nearly one million people nationwide and most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 50. MS is not contagious and researchers continue to look for both a cause and a cure.

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