Blue Spoon, 89 Congress St, tel 773-1116
The Front Room, 73 Congress St, 773-3366
ABOUT THE MAINE CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY
The Maine Chapter of the National MS Society, operating from offices in Falmouth and the Bangor area, with strong volunteer support throughout the state, serves approximately 3,000 families living with MS in Maine. Nearly one in every 400 Maine residents has been diagnosed with MS, a prevalence rate 70% higher than the nation as a whole. The Chapter offers information and education, financial assistance, care management and peer and group support. Volunteers are an integral part of the work we do, helping with our special events, programs and services as well as with our office functions. For more information about the Chapter please call 1-800- FIGHT MS (1-800-344-4867) or visit our website www.msmaine.org
ABOUT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
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. 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.
Thanks Go To: "The overall title sponsor of the Harborfest weekend is Portland-based law firm Verrill Dana LLP, which has been sponsoring this event for the last six years," says Mary Jalbert, chair of the board of trustees of the Maine Chapter of the National MS Society. "Bangor Savings Bank has also signed on as event sponsor for two weekend events; the MS Benefit Auction and the MS Tugboat Muster."