National Multiple Sclerosis Society to host two events at Reuters YMCA in September

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From the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:

Asheville, N.C. – The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host “Aquatics, Yoga, and Multiple Sclerosis” an education program for health and wellness professionals on Saturday, September 14 from 2-4:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 15 from 1-5 p.m. This program is an opportunity for yoga and aquatics instructors to be trained to work with people living with MS. This is a one hour, one-on-one training with an instructor. Register on the chapter calendar at www.nationalMSsociety.org/nct

Immediately following the program on Sunday, the chapter will host “Splash Day” from 5:30-7:30 p.m.! This will be an afternoon to socialize and obtain information on wellness for families living with multiple sclerosis. This program is $3 and is limited to 5 family members. Refreshments will be served in the lobby and tours of the YMCA will be available.

WHEN: Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15

WHERE: Reuters YMCA, 3 Town Square Blvd.

TO REGISTER: www.nationalMSsociety.org/nct or call 1-800 FIGHT MS

About Multiple Sclerosis:
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.5 million worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Greater Carolinas Chapter serves 13,500 individuals affected by MS in 82 counties in North Carolina and all of South Carolina. Headquartered in Raleigh with an additional office in Charlotte, we help each person address the challenges of living with MS through programs, services and research funding.

In 2010 alone, the Society devoted $159 million to programs and services that assisted more than one million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $37 million to support 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world.

We are dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. To learn more, contact the National MS Society at www.nationalMSsociety.org/nct or 1-800-FIGHT MS (1-800-344-4867).


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