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Sunday, December 20, 2009

National MS Society Hosts Kids Camp

Below, is a reason why I continue to raise funding for the MS Society - Stuart

South Florida

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society South Florida Chapter recently held its annual Kids Coping Camp at Camp Owaissa Bauer in Homestead, Florida. The weekend program gives children ages 7-12 the opportunity to share and explore ways to cope with the daily pressures of living with a parent or grandparent with multiple sclerosis.

The kids who attend the program emerge as leaders, form long lasting friendships, foster independence in a supportive atmosphere away from their everyday responsibilities and just have fun. Camp activities included: swimming, arts and crafts, hayrides, sports, nature trails and bonding around the camp fire.

“Children who have a parent or grandparent with MS, usually have to grow up a little faster than children with able bodied parents,” said Karen Dresbach, president of the National MS Society South Florida Chapter. “Our Kids Coping Camp program is a great way for young children who have a common bond to make friends, learn more about MS and to have good time.”

For more information on Kids Coping Camp or other National MS Society South Florida Chapter programs, visit or call 1-800-FIGHT-MS (800-344-4867).


About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and it 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. 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 National MS Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS funding more research, providing more services to people with MS, offering more professional education and furthering more advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at or 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).

source for this article: dBusinessNews

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