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MS Awareness Week 2013

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Every hour someone is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. And this week, the National MS Society is raising awareness of the disease to help find a cure.

March 11-17 is MS Awareness Week, where people all over the nation come together to share, educate and build awareness.

According to the National MS Society, MS is a destroyer of connections. Experts there say it disrupts signals, separates minds from bodies and pulls us away from each other.

The Society's Wisconsin Chapter says more than 10,000 children, women and men in the state have been diagnosed, giving our state what is believed to be one of the higher prevalence rates in the nation.

This Saturday, The Wisconsin Chapter is hosting the MS Summit at Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee. It will feature some of the state's top experts in MS, who will talk about the latest in research and treatment.

The event is free, but registration is required before Thursday. If you'd like more information, click here.

Coming up in May, "Walk MS: Madison" will be held at warner Park. The event raises money to support MS-related research, programs and services.

Event organizers are still looking for volunteers. If you'd like more information about the walk, click here.

Jim Turk, the manager of UW Biological Safety, joins us on 27 News at 5 to discuss his diagnosis and what MS Awareness Week is all about.

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