Tuesday, October 13, 2009
According to Wikipedia, Multiple Sclerosis is a debilitating disease that affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other. MS affects approximately 400,000 people in the US and an estimated 2.5 million worldwide.
Almost any neurological symptom can appear with the disease, and often progresses to physical and cognitive disability and neuropsychiatric disorder. Between attacks, symptoms may go away completely, but permanent neurological problems often occur, especially as the disease advances.
Sadly, there is no known cure for MS. Treatments attempt to return function after an attack, prevent new attacks, and prevent disability. MS medications can have adverse effects or be poorly tolerated, and many patients pursue alternative treatments, despite the lack of supporting scientific study.
How would you like to financially help people with multiple sclerosis? By purchasing a shirt or a mug, you will help support an MS artist and a donation is made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society or to other MS research Groups.
Most t-shirts are at $14.95 or less and there is a variety of categories to choose from. Here is a chance to own a piece of art and contribute to a good cause at the same time.