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Getaway planned for men with MS

The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Minnesota Chapter will host a getaway for men with MS from Friday, February 8 until Sunday, February 10, at the Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria.

The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Minnesota Chapter will host a getaway for men with MS from Friday, February 8 until Sunday, February 10, at the Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria.

The Men's Getaway includes two nights lodging, meals and activities, workshops about physical and mental health, ice fishing, a Texas Hold 'Em tournament and discussion groups.

Participants will learn the importance of physical and mental health and how others with MS are "going with what they got."

The registration fee is $150. For more information or to register, call 612-335-7970 or contact Timothy Holtz at tholtz@mssociety.org

Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.

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Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.

Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.

The Minnesota MS chapter represents an estimated 9,000 people with MS in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Join the movement at nationalmssociety.org.

Studies show that early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can reduce future disease activity and improve quality of life for many people with multiple sclerosis.

Talk to your health care professional and contact the National MS Society at www.nationalmssociety.org or 1-800-344-4867 to learn about ways to help manage multiple sclerosis and about current research that may one day reveal a cure.

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