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Oklahoma 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

Last weekend, the National MS Society's largest fundraiser - the 30th Annual BP MS 150 - rode 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, 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

Meet, share and connect with other individuals living with MS through our Self Help Groups. A new group is launching this month in Norman, OK. Meeting the 3rd Saturday of the  month, from 2-4pm at the Trinity Baptist Church Norman, Room 115 (801 N. Peters Ave), this group is open to all persons with MS, family and friends. For more information or to RSVP, contact group leader Angela Deen: 405-246-6276.

Tax Day is tomorrow ... did you make your mark to help create a world free of MS? If you haven't filed yet, you still have time to make a difference this tax season. Ask your tax preparer for more information, or call the Society at 800-344-4867, option 1. 

Walk MS is a fun, inspiring even that gives hope to everyone affected by MS in our community. It's more than just a fundraising event: it's a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made, and to connect to the people, services and programs that will help us face the daily challenges of living with MS. Walks are still happening this spring in Lawton (Apr 26) and Oklahoma City (May 3), and include our popular Expo at Walk MS. Learn more and register today!

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.MSoklahoma.org  |   800-344-4867, option 1 

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