March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
March 23, 2017
Every March, Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month brings attention to the 400,000 Americans living with this neurological condition. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) impacts the central nervous system, leading to communication issues between the brain and the body. Unfortunately, there is no cure for MS. Signs and symptoms vary, but difficulty walking is one of the most common issues for those with MS. GFWC Home Life Partner Easterseals provides a wide range of services to those living with disabilities, and serves many clients with MS. Because mobility and accessibility can be an obstacle for those with MS, the services offered by Easterseals go a long way in improving the quality of life for these individuals. Please visit http://www.easterseals.com/what-we-do/ to learn more about how Easterseals helps their clients through accessibility resources, employment and training, in-home care, and more. Put a face to the services offered by Easterseals by reading the success story of someone with Multiple Sclerosis by clicking here.
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America recognized Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month with the launch of a new video titled “Changing Lives Monday to Sunday.” This video shows how people with MS overcome challenges to live happy and healthy lives. Interested in getting involved and promoting Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month? Multiple Sclerosis News Today offers a list of ways for you to help, including spreading awareness on social media, educating yourself, and advocating for MS. Click here to view the list and show your support. You can also download a Multiple Sclerosis profile badge by clicking here.
An eight-year Air Force veteran, Penny has been a GFWC member since 2008, and is currently serving as the club president of GFWC Helena Woman’s Club (Montana).
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
GFWC Morgan Park Junior Woman’s Club
Founded in 1934, the GFWC Morgan Park Junior Woman’s Club is perhaps best known for its Work Out to Wipe Out Domestic Violence Benefit Day, which raised over $10,000 last year.