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Texas Edition | April 2014

Exercise Brochure - Download Your CopyLiving Well With MS

For a person living with multiple sclerosis, the road to wellness involves more than treatment of the disease. Equally important are health promotion and prevention strategies: nutrition, exercise, emotional health, and more. Whatever your stage of disease progression, there are simple things you can do to live your best life with MS.

News and Notes

We're Gonna Beat MS Video

This weekend, the National MS Society's largest fundraiser - the 30th Annual BP MS 150 - takes off from Houston to Austin to raise a record-breaking $18.5 million to help bring us closer to a world free of MS. To celebrate everyone committed to our mission this weekend, we invite you to check out a video from the Joubran Family - and we dare you not to sing along!

No Opportunity Wasted Video

It's important that we leave No Opportunity Wasted in ending MS. Learn more about NOW and about how you can get involved.

Do something about MS now ... Volunteer Orientation

Volunteering for the National MS Society is a great way to get connected to others who share your experiences and passions. From volunteering at an event to sharing your professional skills and personal talents, there is a need and opportunity for everyone. Learn more at our next Orientation on Thursday, May 15 from 6-7pm CST. Attend this meeting in-person or online. 

Patients' Perspectives on Doctors and Pharma Researchers are conducting a research study to understand MS patients' opinions about how physicians disclose financial relationships that the physician may have with a pharmaceutical company, especially as they relate to clinical research. This is a 15-min online survey, and answers are anonymous. Click here to give your feedback.

Can Do MS offers a monthly webinar you can participate in from the comfort of your home, free of charge. The next session, May 13, is titled "Effective Parenting: Balancing Family and Multiple Sclerosis." Being a parent can be the most rewarding adventure in life, but parenting comes with many unforeseen challenges. Join Clinical Psychologist Peggy Crawford, Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Smrtka and Occupational Therapist Laura Kingston in this webinar to learn how to best balance parenting while managing your MS. Call begins at 7pm CST. >>Register here

MS Entrepreneurs - Deadline April 15, 2014

MS 101: In Person Program in Dallas
Are you newly diagnosed within the past 3 years? Want to dive deeper into understanding MS, health and wellness strategies, disease modifying therapies, current research, and symptom management? We are launching an exciting new in-person program, developed and led by Dr. Donna Graves, Dr. Annette Okai and Dr. Angie Bates Flores in Dallas, TX. The 3-part series launches Saturday, May 17. Space is limited. To learn more, or to RSVP, please call 800-344-4867, option 1. 

"Daily Challenges with MS Support Group" is a new self-help group in the Houston area, meeting the 1st Monday of the month from 4:30-6:30 pm. This group is open to all persons with MS, family and friends, and will meet at the Metropolitan Multi Service Center (1475 W. Gray, Houston). To learn more, please contact Leader Rebecca Torres at 713-365-9590.

Join the MS Activist Network Learn About Wellness Options Find a Self Help Group

If you or someone you know has been affected by MS, you are not alone. Contact the National MS Society to speak to an MS Navigator for resources on living with MS, upcoming programs, counseling and more. We provide services for anyone wanting to learn more about MS and the daily challenges of living with MS, including individuals, care partners, friends and family members.

www.MStexas.org  |   800-344-4867, option 1 

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