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Multiple Sclerosis Research: "Kiss MS Goodbye"

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects the central nervous
system and debilitates people in many ways. It’s an
unpredictable disease, usually diagnosed between the
ages of 20 and 40, when career and family responsibilities
are at their highest. Come learn about opportunities for
Rotarians to help change the course of history, not just
for people with MS, but for future generations.

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Multiple Sclerosis Research: "Kiss MS Goodbye"

  1. 1. 2014 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION RAGMSA Rotarian Action Group of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness www.rotary-rfmsa.org
  2. 2. • The protective covering or insulation of the nerve fibres (mylin) in the central nervous system is damaged and thus nerve impulses to the brain, spine and optic nerve are short circuited. WHAT IS MS
  3. 3. • Over 2 million people worldwide are diagnosed with MS • Multiple Sclerosis can be observed as early as 2 years of age and becomes more frequent after age of 10 years. WHO DOES IT AFFECT
  4. 4. • Ratio 3:1 women/men • Mainly young women & men 17/40 years • The further North & South of equator higher incidence WHO DOES IT AFFECT
  5. 5. • Rotarians supporting MS Fundraisers: • Bike Rides, Mega Swims, Walks, Golf, etc • MS Research • PhD Scholarships • Health Fair participation • rotary-msawareness@yahoo groups.com • www.kazaston.com HOW DO WE HELP
  6. 6. MS GLOBAL DINNER FUNDRAISER
  7. 7. MS GLOBAL DINNER FUNDRAISER
  8. 8. MS WALK
  9. 9. BBQ for MSV BIKE RIDE 6000 RIDERS
  10. 10. MACEDON RANGES CYCLE & RUN CHALLENGE
  11. 11. RI CONVENTION BIRMINGHAM
  12. 12. RI CONVENTION NEW ORLEANS
  13. 13. ROTARY CLUB OF KENNET SQUARE PHILADELPHIA FUNDRAISER
  14. 14. RI CONVENTION PORTUGAL
  15. 15. Dr Lisa Melton MSRA LATEST MS RESEARCH UPDATE & “ KISS MS GOODBYE” CAMPAIGN
  16. 16. • International- fundraising for your Local MS Chapter • Provide support for people with MS • Fundraising for MS Research Australia “Kiss Goodbye to MS” • RAGMSA Increase membership & succession planning HOW YOUR CLUB CAN JOIN THE FIGHT TO HELP

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