March designated Multiple Sclerosis Month.
March has served as National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month since 2003.
The local Love is in the Air 5K run to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research raised a rather healthy $7,000 to contribute to the efforts to eradicate this medical enigma. However, the more important story that arose that day was found in the lives of some of the remarkable people who are fighting their own personal battles with this debilitating disease.
Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system, the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. The myelin sheath which surrounds and insulates the nerve fibers is eroded, which, in turn, breaks down the ability of the nerve cells to transmit signals. MS afflicts more than 400,000 people in the United States. Some of the common early symptoms include extreme fatigue, dizziness, vertigo, blurred vision, tingling or numbness, especially in the hands and feet.