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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

What do you do for the cause?



Act Now For MS

Dear MS Activist,
The West Virginia legislative session begins on January 11. You are needed to move our legislative priorities forward! We will be asking legislators to reduce barriers to accessing medical treatments and make accessible home modifications more affordable.
Please join us February 6-7, 2017 for the National MS Society’s West Virginia State Action Day.
Schedule:
Monday, February 6
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm:  Legislative Training and Dinner, Hampton Inn Charleston-Downtown
Tuesday, February 7
8 am – 3 pm: West Virginia State Action Day, State Capitol
Please note on the registration page if you will need a hotel room, we have a small room block at the Hampton Inn Charleston-Downtown. Once registered, participants will receive a detailed agenda and information about acquiring accommodations.
If you would like more information about the West Virginia State Action Day and our advocacy efforts, please contact me at ashley.kenneth@nmss.org or 804-591-3048.
To register, please visit:
I hope to see you soon and wish you a very happy new year!
Sincerely,
Ashley Kenneth
Senior Manager, Southeast Advocacy
National MS Society



My goal for this month is to share alternative MS treatments, while learning from others of ways to tolerate this MonSter. 

Tomorrow, January 5, the Marion County MS Self-Help Group meets for the first time in this new year and I will share the highlighted state event mentioned above. I really believe that one way to deal with this disease is to educate ourselves about the infrastructure of our condition. Yes, infrastructure. 

You read it right. 

Sounds like a business, doesn't it?

That's because the business of multiple sclerosis is a real thing. If we do not address the politics of MS, we are not participating in the fight. That doesn't mean that each and every one of us need rush to the state capital in protest. But we all need a spokesperson, do't we? There are too many occasions in which individuals who really do not know our situation speak for us.

I think I just talked myself into attending this event...

Join me?

What are you going to do for the cause?

Lisa
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