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National MS Society Launches Next Generation Of Its Website

Site Helps Connect More Than One Million People Each Month To Information, Resources And Support To Live Their Best Lives

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has re-designed its website to help people affected by MS better and more easily connect to the information, resources and support that can help them live their best lives.  

MOVE IT! Join the Movement to End Multiple Sclerosis Now

Visit  www.nationalMSsociety.org to experience:

  • Updated navigation and search functionality.
  • A mobile-friendly design that is compatible with smart phones and tablets. Content from the Society's growing online community, including information from MS experts in the field.
  • A "my profile" section where site users can access their information, set preferences and track their involvement.
  • Improved readability and accessibility for anyone using assistive devices such as screen readers.

"We are thrilled to launch this next generation of our website and confident it will help people affected by MS to be more informed, connected and engaged in the MS movement," said National MS Society President and CEO Cynthia Zagieboylo.  

The National MS Society website is a critical connector for everyone impacted by MS with over one million visits each month. The enhancements to the site were made following an in-depth analysis of visitor testing and feedback provided by thousands of site users who shared what information and functions mattered most to them, including:

  • Finding the most current and up to date information relevant to their needs covering such areas as programs, services, and resources.
  • Connecting with others for information and support.
  • Participating in events, advocating for change, raising awareness, championing research and finding more ways to engage.

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. 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 at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease.  MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.  To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.  To move us closer to creating a world free of MS, last year alone, the Society invested nearly $50 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world while providing program services to over one million people.  Join the movement at nationalMSsociety.org.

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