National MS Society - Colorado-Wyoming Chapter
The grant will be used to assist with the purchase of durable medical equipment, and mobility aids such as wheel chairs and walking devicesThursday, April 28, 2011
DENVER - The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society announced today that it has received a $22,000 Daniels Fund grant to support programs assisting people who require durable medical equipment to achieve maximum independence in life.
The grant will be used to assist with the purchase of durable medical equipment, and mobility aids such as wheel chairs and walking devices, to improve safety and increase independence for individuals living with MS in Colorado and Wyoming.
“We thank the Daniels Fund for their generous support, which will help people living with MS maintain independence and enhance their quality of life,” said Carrie Nolan, president, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, National MS Society. “Thisis one of many programs we provide to assist the 88,000 affected by MS in Colorado and Wyoming,” she added. We share the Daniels Fund vision that we can make “life better one individual at a time.”
Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. For more information, please visit www.danielsfund.org.
For more information about the Colorado-Wyoming, Chapter, National MS Society, visit www.cureMSco-wy.orgor call 800-FIGHT MS (800-344-4867).
About the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society provides comprehensive programs and advocacy to assist and empower the more than 88,000 individuals residing in Colorado and Wyoming who are affected by MS. The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter is also a driving force of research for the prevention, treatment and cure of MS and contributes funds to support 325 National MS Society research projects worldwide – five of which are located in Colorado.The Chapter has offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Grand Junction and Cheyenne serving the Colorado and Wyoming communities.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) interrupts the flow of information between the brain and 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 three times as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 in the U.S. and 2.4 million worldwide.