Join us for our fundraiser bowling event...Bowl for Multiple Sclerosis! March is MS Awareness Month and we want a cure!
$15.00 per person with teams of 4 includes 2 games and shoe rental. We will also have tshirt sales, raffles and much more! Contact us to register your team today! All money raised will be donated to the Greater Illinois Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable and incurable disease of the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is thought to be an immune-mediated disorder, in which the immune system incorrectly attacks healthy tissue in the CNS. MS can cause many symptoms, including blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, and blindness and more. These problems may come and go or persist and worsen over time. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, although individuals as young as 2 and as old as 75 have developed it. More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide.
One month of MS disease modifying drugs can cost up to $7,500 and additional drugs are used daily to cope with symptoms. Patients can easily have monthly medical costs of over $10,000.
The Greater Illinois MS Society offers an extensive variety of programs, services, resources and connection opportunities for people living with and affected by MS, including family members, caregivers and other members of their support systems.