Hear our weekly discussion with local community leaders and non-profit organizations and entities as we address community concerns and areas of need within the Austin/central Texas area.
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Topic: Fighting MS & the up & coming BP MS 150 Houston to Austin Bike Ride.
Guest: Colton Brugger, a lead volunteer for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and a BP MS 150 steering committee member.
For all cyclists seeking a personal challenge and a world free of MS, Bike MS is the premier cycling series in the nation. With more than 100 extraordinary rides, the Bike MS experience is the ride of your life.
Date: April 16-17 from Houston to Austin
About MS Society: The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn't.
We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
We are moving research forward by relentlessly pursuing prevention, treatment and cure. We are moving to reach out and respond to individuals, families and communities living with multiple sclerosis. We are moving politicians and legislation to champion the needs of people with MS through activism, advocacy and influence. We are moving to mobilize the millions of people who want to do something about MS now. **Volunteers are needed. Bike MS
Are you up for the challenge? And ready for the ride of your life? With more than 100 unique rides across the nation, you can find the ride that's just right for you. These fully supported rides not only connect you to more than 100,000 other riders but also to a growing movement to end multiple sclerosis.
Walk MS is a simple, but incrediblely powerful way for you to share in the hope for the future. Walk MS is our rallying point, a place and time for us to stand together and to be together. There are nearly 600 MS walks--join the Walk MS in your community
Accept the challenge to walk 30-50 miles over 2 to 3 days, at any of our nine Challenge Walks across the nation.
Are you interested in hosting and creating your own Community Event to raise awareness and fundraise for the MS movement?
What is MS? Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease.
MS is Thought to be an Autoimmune Disease
The body’s own defense system attacks myelin, the fatty substance that surrounds and protects the nerve fibers in the central nervous system. The nerve fibers themselves can also be damaged. The damaged myelin forms scar tissue (sclerosis), which gives the disease its name. When any part of the myelin sheath or nerve fiber is damaged or destroyed, nerve impulses traveling to and from the brain and spinal cord are distorted or interrupted, producing the variety of symptoms that can occur.
Most people with MS learn to cope with the disease and continue to lead satisfying, productive lives.