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Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
David Dubinsky Student Center, Room A802

This event is open to all faculty and staff. A veritable “Multiple Sclerosis 101,” this presentation will introduce the audience to the disorder and answer many frequently asked questions, such as what MS is, what causes MS, who gets MS, how to recognize its symptoms, and the special accommodations that a student with MS may require.

The speaker, Michelle Lennox, is the senior manager of Education and Community Outreach for the New York City Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a national organization helping people address the challenges of living with MS through raising funds for research, advocacy and education.  She has been with the organization since 2006, and is responsible for the development and delivery of educational programming to more than 10,000 chapter members, their families and friends.  Ms. Lennox educates the public and health care community about MS, the Society's mission and chapter programs and services.  She also works with community partners and coalitions to cultivate collaborative opportunities for programs in the five boroughs as well as Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Westchester counties.

Join us for an engaging and informative presentation about multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurological disease affecting more than 10,000 people in the New York City Southern New York area.  Listen to a brief overview that will encompass what happens in MS, the symptoms and current treatments.  Learn how the New York City Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is mobilizing people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.  Discover the many ways in which you can heighten awareness and make a difference in the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis.

If you require any accommodations for this event, please contact The Office of Disability Support Services, FIT-ABLE, at 212-217-4090 or fitable@fitnyc.edu.

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