Reminder: MSHH open house Saturday to increase MS awareness

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) support groups nationwide –including those sponsored by MS Helping Hands in Edmonds – are recognizing March as National Education and Awareness Month.

The goal is to reach out to those with MS and their immediate families. There are many new diagnoses of MS every day, and both the newly diagnosed patient and his/her family are in the dark as to what to expect next. According to Bill Brayer, MS Helping Hands president, many of the symptoms of MS are invisible to the naked eye, and it is impossible to know what the patient is actually going through. It doesn’t help when the patient refuses to talk about it and remains in denial.

The MSHH Donor Closet is hosting an open house on all five Saturdays in March from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 409 Howell Way, Edmonds. Information will be available on MS, and there will be free hot dogs, chips, cookies, soda and bottled water. There will also be a drawing each week at 2 p.m. for a free scooter or power chair for a person with MS who resides in the state of Washington. You must be present to win.

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