Walk MS is the largest fundraising vehicle for the National Ms Society, according to Chartese Berry, president of the greater D.C.-Maryland chapter. Held annually in cities across the U.S. since 1988, it has raised a total of $1 billion dollars through 2017, she said.
There are many ways in which sports and sports figures can work with the general public to help bring awareness to certain causes that combine the star power of the professional athlete with the resources of hard working volunteers to reach a common goal.
The treatment, a complex combination of immunology and engineering, earned Tostanoski, 26, a prestigious Lemelson-MIT Student Prize this month. She won $15,000 for her medical invention to reverse symptoms of debilitating autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Her novel approach has shown promise of elevating the field toward treatments that have long eluded researchers.
In 2010, Joann Rodriguez suffered a health crisis precipitated by her multiple sclerosis. She could no longer keep her job with the AARP, but it took her two years before she received any disability benefits. After draining all of her retirement savings, she finally fell behind on her mortgage. Three weeks ago, Joann came home to find a note taped to her front door. It said that she has until March 28th to vacate her home. It is being foreclosed on by a Wall Street vulture
When Sophia Martinez decided last summer to start her own business featuring her artwork, she also decided she wanted to donate a portion of her proceeds to a good cause, like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a children's cancer hospital she and her family had supported in the past. She then looked a little closer to home.
For good food and to support a good cause, the Calvary Lutheran Church invites the community to "Music for Mark," a spaghetti dinner and music fundraiser for one of its members who is struggling with the effects of multiple sclerosis.
By Peggy Schultz, firstname.lastname@example.org and 410-794-6448
The Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library celebrates Rube Goldberg's life by welcoming the kids in the community to open up their imagination and build their own creations on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
State Sen. Lisa A. Gladden, the liberal Democrat from Northwest Baltimore who missed the second half of the 2016 legislative session as her multiple sclerosis worsened, has resigned after 18 years in the General Assembly.
When Roeder learned that Komen Maryland, the regional chapter of the national nonprofit dedicated to curing breast cancer and supporting patients, was looking for a new executive director, he jumped at the opportunity. Of course, with his first day being Oct. 8, and Komen Maryland Race for the Cure, the organization's signature fundraising event coming up on Oct. 25, he's had to hit the ground running.
Lindsay Major Ringgold has the routine down pat. And well she should. This is the 11th year Ringgold is participating in the Challenge Walk for MS in memory of her father. She knows how to prepare for it and what to expect on the two-day, 30-mile event
With the state publishing draft regulations for medical marijuana, and an infrastructure for distributing it coming into view, Marylanders who suffer from chronic pain or debilitating disease could gain access to the drug before the end of the year.
Sister Mary Rebecca Elkins, a Sister of Mercy who trained as a nurse and held health care positions at hospitals in Georgia and Baltimore, died Tuesday at Stella Maris Hospice e of complications of multiple sclerosis. She was 90.
When Michelle Golberg steps out for this year's Walk MS on April 12 at Hunt Valley Towne Centre, she won't be alone. The MS Dream Team, two dozen family and friends of her mother and cousin, both of whom have multiple sclerosis, will accompany her.
Lisa Martin and Kati Townsley, both Carroll County residents, will be participating in Walk MS in Westminster April 19. The event is one of many designed and organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis research, in the hopes of one day finding a cure for the disease. The two women, who met while serving on the leadership committee for the walk, are united by a common battle: they are both fighting Multiple Sclerosis. But while their
Families participated in an event at Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Center designed to offer support and education for children of parents who have the disease that attacks and disables the central nervous system.
In 2012, while playing professional basketball in Turkey, former Georgetown University stand out Chris Wright learned that he had multiple sclerosis. The next year he began the Chris Wright Foundation to provide education and awareness of multiple sclerosis, as well as to provide charitable giving to other nonprofit organizations.
Tricia Lige of Knettishall, will be walking with her Lige Lightning team of walkers at the MS Walk Towson on April 13 at Goucher College. Jennifer Cooper of Baltimore is honorary chair and Barbara Shelton of Towson will be walking in her 12th walk this year.
Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost structures, patients battling blood cancers and many other serious conditions are forced to pay prohibitively high out-of-pocket costs for their treatment, which causes many patients to go without treatment entirely.
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers vowed Friday to pass legislation this year to create a workable medical marijuana program — 34 years after the idea was first proposed in the Maryland General Assembly.