April 13, 2023

MS Awareness Month at Slate Valley

On March 23rd, residents and staff at Slate Valley Center on State Route 40 in Granville were all dressed in orange in honor of March being Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. Multiple sclerosis, commonly called MS, is a disease with an unknown cause and no cure that affects the central nervous system, causing pain, numbness, and spasms. According to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA), the average risk of developing MS in the United States is roughly 3.5 in 1,000 or less than half of one percent. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) from this past January, nearly one million people in the United States are affected by MS, and it’s estimated that more than 2.8 million people are living with MS worldwide. According to Single Care, New York leads the nation with MS patients, and Vermont is one of the ten US states with the highest rate in the country. The region with the most cases is the northeast.

As seen in WCAX-TV and Granville Sentinel, Granville, NY

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