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STATE – The newly formed New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for people to join this year’s Walk MS to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease of the central nervous system that affects more than 13,000 people in New Jersey and more than 400,000 people nationwide.

The 21st annual Walk MS kicks off Sunday, April 19, at 10 a.m. at a variety of walk sites throughout New Jersey and is one of New Jersey’s largest and most widespread organized walks. All funds raised from the event will support critical MS research programs and fund local programs and services for all those who are impacted by the disease.

People of all ages are now welcome to register online at http://walknjm.nationalmssociety.org or at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. Participants will register to begin their walk at one of the following 15 walk sites: Belmar, Cranford, Edison, Flemington, Freehold, Hamilton, Hewitt, Jersey City, Ridgewood, Roseland, Roxbury, Sandy Hook, Seaside Park, North Brunswick and Somerville. Courses range from three to nine miles.

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ms-logoMS Awareness Week, held March 2-8, is an outreach effort to increase public awareness of the daily challenges of living with Multiple Sclerosis. Here are ten facts about the disease.

1. Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system with no known cause or cure. It means a lifetime of unpredictable and disabling symptoms and can affect people’s ability to walk, see or think.

2. In MS, immune cells attack myelin, which insulates nerve fibers and helps them conduct electrical impulses. When myelin or the nerve fiber is destroyed or damaged, the ability of the nerves to conduct messages to and from the brain is disrupted

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CLARK—The New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 13, to discuss the impact of multiple sclerosis on those living locally. The 7 p.m. meeting will be held at the Clark Municipal Building, 430 Westfield Avenue.

The meeting will give area residents the chance to find out more about the society and the programs and services that are available to them.  “This meeting will provide an opportunity for our friends who have MS and their families to meet with chapter leadership to let us know what we are doing well and to inform us of other ways that may need our assistance” says Michael Elkow, New Jersey Metro Chapter president.

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