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Fact Sheet WHAT: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Georgia Chapter  The Georgia Chapter reaches out and responds to over 9,000 people affected by MS in 159 counties in Georgia.  All funds for this work are raised privately.  The Georgia Chapter raises more than $2 million annually from events such as the Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride, the Bike MS: Deloitte. Atlanta to Athens Ride, and Walk MS events throughout the state.  Seventy-eight cents of every dollar raised goes directly to local programs and national research to create a world free of MS.  The Georgia Chapter assists clients by providing direct financial assistance, respite care, selfhelp groups and peer counseling, community information and referrals, education, publications, and recreational and social programs.  The Georgia Chapter conducts in-service training for healthcare professionals to advance their knowledge of MS. WHERE: Chapter Office: The MS Life Center 1117 Perimeter Center West, Suite E101, Atlanta, GA 30338 Tel: 678-672-1000 or 1-800-FIGHT MS Fax: 678-672-1015 Society Website: www.nationalMSsociety.org/gaa WHO: Greg Michels, Chair, Board of Trustees Roy A. Rangel, Chapter President

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Ailena Parramore, Director of Special Events Learn more by visiting www.nationalMSsociety.org/gaa or by calling 678-672-1000 or 1-800FIGHTMS. ABOUT MS: Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. The efforts of the Georgia Chapter contribute to advances made through local fundraising to support advanced research initiatives.

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Media Alert The National MS Society-Georgia Chapter Press Contact: Roy Rangel, Chapter President Roy.rangel@nmssga.org 678.672.1000 Who: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Georgia Chapter What: Walk MS: Northwest Georgia 2011  Saturday, April 2, 2011 in Rome, Ga.  Purpose: Walk MS: Northwest Georgia 2011 benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Georgia Chapter by raising funds for client programs and research, and increases public awareness of the disease.  Registration begins at 9:00am. The Walk begins at 10:00am.  Expected attendance: 350 Participants  Expected money raised: $46000  There is no registration fee for this event. All participants are encouraged to fundraise before and after the event. Participants that raise at least $100 will receive an official Walk MS participant T-shirt.  For more information and to register for Walk MS: Northwest Georgia 2011, visit www.walkMSgeorgia.org or call 1-800-FIGHTMS.

ABOUT MS: Multiple Sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress,

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severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. MS affects more than 9,000 people in Georgia, over 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide. About the Georgia Chapter The Georgia Chapter assists clients by providing direct financial assistance, respite care, self-help groups and peer counseling, community information and referrals, education, publications, and recreational and social programs. The chapter also conducts in-service training for healthcare professionals to advance their knowledge of MS. Learn more by visiting www.nationalMSsociety.org/gaa or by calling 678-672-1000 or 1-800-FIGHTMS.

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For Immediate Release The National Multiple Sclerosis Society- Georgia Chapter Press Contact: Roy Rangel, Chapter President Roy.rangel@nmssga.org 678.672.1000

“Tis the Season…to Register for Walk MS!” ROME (December 6, 2010) The National Multiple Sclerosis Society- Georgia Chapter invites everyone to join the movement by registering today for the Walk MS: Northwest Georgia 2011 to be held Saturday, April 2, 2011in Rome, Ga. “Though many people take movement for granted, MS is a disease that stops people from moving; and more than 9,000 Georgians face the challenges of this disease every day,” said Georgia Chapter President, Roy Rangel. “The Georgia Chapter uses events like the Walk MS to mobilize the talents of volunteers and participants across the state who want to do something about MS now.” Walk MS: Northwest Georgia 2011is one of nine Walk MS events throughout the state of Georgia aimed at uniting friends, families, individuals and corporations together under the common goal of raising funds for programs and research, while promoting public awareness of MS. Register and learn more by visiting www.walkMSgeorgia.org or by calling 1-800-FIGHTMS. There is no registration fee for this event and participants may register anytime up to the day of the event. Seventy-eight cents of every dollar raised from the event goes to fund research for a cure as well as Georgia Chapter programs and services. Activities surrounding the Walk MS events include music, food, and a wholesome family atmosphere. About MS and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Georgia Chapter

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Multiple Sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. MS affects more than 9,000 people in Georgia, over 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide. The Georgia Chapter assists clients locally by providing direct financial assistance, respite care, selfhelp groups and peer counseling, community information and referrals, education, publications, and recreational and social programs. The chapter also conducts in-service training for healthcare professionals to advance their knowledge of MS. ###

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Walk MS Georgia 2011 Press Kit  

Walk MS Georgia 2011 Press Kit

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