Don't miss Walk MS presented by Questar on Saturday, April 27th @ the Gateway Mall.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system. It stops people from moving. MS pulls people away from their lives and destroys connections. So it’s only fitting that our teamwork and connections with one another would be its greatest enemy in stopping the disease. We also like to move and dance to the beat so that's another reason why we are proud to support the National MS Society and will be at Walk MS.
Grab your best pals and start a team, volunteer or donate. Sign up at
www.walkMSutah.org. It's easy to do! Your participation (it's free!) and fundraising efforts (we encourage it!) go to support critical research to stop MS, restore what’s been lost and end MS forever. Funds raised also help to run local programs and services for people here in Utah impacted by the disease.
Did you know...
Utah has one of the highest incidence rates in the country?
2-3 times more women than men are diagnosed with MS?
MS most commonly attacks people when they are at the peak of their careers and life plans (ages 20-50 years old but kids also get MS)?
When one person is diagnosis with MS, it affects the whole family?
It is not known what causes MS?
Every step at Walk MS makes a difference to the people impacted by this disease. It helps to move us closer to a world free of MS.
Walk, Volunteer, Donate – Join the Movement Today!
What is MS?
Tom Wallisch last year at Walk MS
About Walk MS
Great news just released:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the 10th disease-modifying treatment for people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis yesterday. It also is the 3rd oral therapy approved (in just het last 3 years too). It is expected to be available by prescription within the next few days!!
It's called Tecfidera™ capsules (dimethyl fumarate, Biogen Idec-formerly "BG-12").
This is exciting as it gives people with the most common form of MS options especially as each person's MS is different and they respond differently to treatment. Options are good for an unpredictable disease!
Having this new broad range of options -- from injectables, to infusions, to orals -- people with relapsing MS now have maximum opportunity to find a therapy that best addresses their MS symptom management and lifestyle needs.
While we still don't know what causes MS or how to cure it, getting and staying on a working therapy has made the difference and is changing the face of this disease. That is exciting.
In less than two decades, MS has moved from an untreatable disease to one where there are now 10 FDA approved disease modifying therapies for relapsing MS, the most common form of the disease, and a significant number of other exciting therapies in late stage development or already before the FDA for review.