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Mayor announces Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week for city


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Lincolnton Mayor John Gilleland issued a proclamation Monday declaring March 3-9 as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in Lincolnton.

“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,” Gilleland said in a press release. “Multiple sclerosis affects more than 10,000 people throughout North Carolina, and the City of Lincolnton encourages all citizens to contribute to efforts to find a cure for this debilitating disease.”

The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is asking Lincoln County residents to join the movement to end multiple sclerosis. Residents can show their commitment to the movement by signing up to volunteer or participate at an upcoming chapter event, forming a Walk MS team, emailing a legislator about an issue important to those with multiple sclerosis and informing other community embers about MS Awareness Week.

“We are grateful Lincolnton has chosen to support our efforts to create a world free of MS,” Jeff Furst, Chapter President of the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National MS Society, said. “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.”

Those interested in learning more about this movement should visit nationalMSsociety.org.



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