ms awareness week
The Blair County commissioners proclaimed March 11 to 17 as MS Awareness Week in Blair County.
MS is an often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the rest of the body. Symptoms range from reduced or lost mobility to numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis.
The Blair County commissioners proclaimed March 11 to 17 as MS Awareness Week in Blair County. Shown are (from left): Commissioners Ted Beam, Diane L. Meling and Terry Tomassetti; Anthea L. Germano, publicist for the MS Society; and Sharon O’Keiff, manager of the Keystone Branch Office of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The progress, severity and specific symptoms in any one person cannot yet be predicted. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being afflicted.
For more information, call the Keystone Branch Office at 696-1017 or visit www.multiplesclerosis.org/pax.