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Could a new peptide treatment help treat spinal cord injury and more?

Big news today in the area of spinal cord injury. A group of Case Western Reserve scientists have recently been working with a new peptide treatment that has garnished new hopes in treating spinal cord injury.

The peptide is called intercellular sigma peptide (ISP), and in initial animal testing, this peptide has shown to reactivate paralyzed muscle fibers with more than a 80% success rate. Nearly all the animals involved in the testing, regained at least one lost ability related to the injury.

The peptide appears to work by allowing nerve fibers to overcome the scarring from the injury that blocks their regrowth. While more testing is still needed, this surely exhibits the advancements that could soon be on the horizon. Not only for spinal cord injury, but any disease or injury resulting in limitations due to scarring. Such potential treatments include, heart attack patients and those fighting MS.

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MS Society

MS Walk

Walk MS Bowling Green

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other – a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections.

When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 5000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.

Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today.

 

Saturday September 27, 2014

Location: Preston Miller Park
Address: 2303 Tomblinson Way, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Site Opens: 9AM
Walk Begins: 10AM
Length: 1, 2 or 3 mile options

LUNCH PROVIDED BY LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE
Special Thanks to Manager Amy Smith and her staff for beginning a tradition that started in Bowling Green and has blossomed to our other walks including Central Kentucky and Lexington.

 

MS Society

MS Walk

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Location: Pavilioin area in Wicker Park, located at 8554 Indianapolis Boulevard in Highland, 46322 View with Google Maps

Event Time: Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Central and the Walk steps off at 10:00 a.m. Central

Route Length: Walk MS: Northwest features one-mile and three-mile courses, both with rest stops along the way. While both routes are fully accessible, walking is optional. Join us for the fellowship and fun!

Event Contact: Jennifer Liddell | jennifer.liddell@nmss.org or (317) 870-2501

Volunteer Contact: Tricia Bishop | tricia.bishop@nmss.org or (317) 870-2501

Connect. Walk MS.

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other – a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections.

When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 7,500 Hoosiers living with MS throughout the state.

The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.

Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today. Already registered? Check out our Participant Guide or click the Fundraising tab to learn more.

 

MS Society

MS Walk

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other – a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections.

When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 7,500 Hoosiers living with MS throughout the state. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.

Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today. Already registered? Check out our Participant Guide or click the Fundraising tab to learn more.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Location: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, located at 3301 Saint Marys Road in Terre Haute, 47876 View with Google Maps

Event Time: Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Walk steps off at 10:00 a.m.

Route Length: Walk MS: Wabash Valley features one-mile and three-mile routes, both with rest stops along the way. While both routes are fully accessible, walking is optional. Join us for the fellowship and fun!

Event Contact: Veronica Corona | veronica.corona@nmss.org or (317) 870-2501

Volunteer Contact: Tricia Bishop | tricia.bishop@nmss.org or (317) 870-2501

 

 

MS Society

MS Walk

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other – a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections.

When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 5000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.

Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today.

 

Saturday September 13, 2014

Location: http://paducahky.gov/paducah/parks-general-information
Address: Noble Park Site
Site Opens: 9AM

Walk Begins: 10AM
Route Length: 1, 2 or 3 mile options

Event Contact Name: Mary Carabella
Event Contact Email: mary.carabella@nmss.org
Event Contact Phone: 502-526-5303

 

MS Society

MS Walk

Saturday September 6, 2014

Location: Freeman Lake – Williams Pavilion
Address: 140 Freeman Lake Park Rd
Site Opens:9AM
Walk Begins: 10AM
Route Length: 1 or 2 mile option

LUNCH PROVIDED BY LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE
Special Thanks to General Manager Rob Disney and his staff

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other – a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections.

When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 5000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.

Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today.

 

MS Society

MS Walk – Lexington

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other – a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections.

When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 5000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.

Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today.

Site Opens: Registration opens at 9am; Walk begins at 10am

Route Length: 1 and 3 mile option available

 

 

MS Society

MS Walk – Louisville Waterfront Park

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other – a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections.

When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 5000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.

Walk MS Louisville Details:

8AM – Team Photos Begin – All teams are strongly encouraged to bring their own sign or banner that represents them for their team photo!
8AM – Krispy Kreme will begin serving freshly dipped donuts.
8AM – Kids Area Opens
Face Painting
Drawing
Bubbles
Games
Bounces Houses
Corn Hole
8AM – Chapter Tent Opens
Program, Advocacy and Services Information
Vintage Tee Shirts, Bracelets and Other Items For Sale
Nurse Station
8AM – Wall of Hope Opens – Sign your name or write a note to a loved one
8AM – Registration Opens – For those who haven’t yet registered and for those who have money to turn in
8AM – Vendor Booths Opens
10AM – Walk Begins
11AM – Free Lunch Served

In addition, this year Kosair Charities will be hosting a Kick-Ball Tournament on the Great Lawn. They will have an extra field for us to play if we would like and have food and drink trucks available beginning at 11AM.

Supporters Raise $50K for Wheelchair Accessible Van for Woman in South Bend

A recent social media campaign that began some time ago has finally paid off, as hundreds rally behind Heather Smith, a South Bend woman with multiple sclerosis.

With the assistance of social media campaigns like #HeatherNeedsAVan, supporters have successfully raised more than $50,000 for a wheelchair accessible van. Something Heather was unable to afford on her own as a single mother with MS.

Before, Heather had to rely on her friends and family to help with loading and unloading her scooter, a task not easy by any means, and on May 20, 2014 it became a thing of the past, as she regained her independence.

Smith’s family said, this had been an overwhelming and emotional experience; the outpouring of support received from friends and strangers alike has been nothing short of a miracle.

As the amount climbed, Smith just couldn’t believe her dream was about to become a reality. In fact, it came a little sooner than she expected. Smith was actually about $5,000 short of the goal, but received a surprise from the owner of Superior Van & Mobility, Sam Cook, who came through at the end to cover the rest. Putting Heather into her mobility van much sooner than later.

Congratulations Heather on your new found independence!

Heather Smith of South Bend Receives Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Supporters-raise-50K-for-wheelchair-accessible-van-for-South-Bend-woman-260029271.html

MS Society

MS Walk – Fort Wayne, Indiana

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other – a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections.

When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 7,500 Hoosiers living with MS throughout the state. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.

Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today. Already registered? Check out our Participant Guide or click the Fundraising tab to learn more.

Location: East Pavilion (Lincoln Pavilion) at Headwaters Park, located at 330 South Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, 46802 View with Google Maps

Event Time: Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and the Walk steps off at 9:00 a.m.

Route Length: Walk MS: Northeast features one-mile and three-mile courses, both with rest stops along the way. While both routes are fully accessible, walking is optional. Join us for the fellowship and fun!

Event Contact: Lindsey Davis | lindsey.davis@nmss.org or (317) 870-2501

Volunteer Contact: Tricia Bishop | tricia.bishop@nmss.org or (317) 870-2501