If you're a regular listener, you've heard me say that the things that people affected by MS want the most — access to quality healthcare, affordable prescription medications, and funding for MS research — are, to a large extent, functions of public policy. The people who decide whether we get these things are our elected officials at both the state and federal level. That's why advocacy should be a high priority for everyone affected by MS.
And make no mistake. MS advocacy delivers real results. Joining me in exploring how advocacy drives changes that improve the lives of people living with MS, and why you may want to consider becoming an MS activist, are Holly Pendell, the National MS Society's Associate Vice-President of Advocacy and MS activist Angel Hardy Heinz.
Ready to learn more about MS advocacy? You can take the next step from the comfort of your own home. We're sharing the details of next week's virtual MS Activist Rally.
We'll tell you about a study that found a Mediterranean Diet could have a positive impact on cognition among people living with MS
You'll learn about a clinical trial that's currently underway to determine whether aerobic exercise can promote myelin repair.
We're sharing the details about an upcoming International Progressive MS Alliance webcast that's focused on developing treatments for progressive MS.
And we'll tell you how high school seniors or college graduates who are affected by MS can apply for an Oscar the MS Monkey academic scholarship.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
This Week: We're all about MS advocacy :22
The virtual MS Activist Rally takes place March 28. Are you registered??? 5:22
STUDY RESULTS: Mediterranean Diet Is associated with cognition in MS 8:01
A clinical trial is underway to determine whether aerobic exercise can promote myelin repair 9:43
The International Progressive MS Alliance is hosting a webcast focused on developing treatments for progressive MS 11:01
Oscar the MS Monkey is accepting academic scholarship applications from high school seniors and college graduates who are affected by MS 11:57
Holly Pendell, the National MS Society's Associate Vice-President of Advocacy and MS activist Angel Hardy Heinz discuss how advocacy makes a real difference in the lives of people affected by MS, and how you can get involved 13:49
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RealTalk MS Episode 290
Guests: Holly Pendell and Angel Hardy Heinz
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS