What is MS?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. The exact antigen — or target that the immune cells are sensitized to attack — remains unknown, which is why MS is considered by many experts to be "immune-mediated" rather than "autoimmune."
- Within the CNS, the immune system attacks myelin — the fatty substance that surrounds and insulates the nerve fibers — as well as the nerve fibers themselves.
- The damaged myelin forms scar tissue (sclerosis), which gives the disease its name.
- When any part of the myelin sheath or nerve fiber is damaged or destroyed, nerve impulses traveling to and from the brain and spinal cord are distorted or interrupted, producing a wide variety of symptoms.
- The disease is thought to be triggered in a genetically susceptible individual by a combination of one or more environmental factors.
- People with MS typically experience one of four disease courses, which can be mild, moderate or severe.
Jerry Pickerings wife Deb Pickering came in to talk to us about the 2018 MS Walk and their team "Short Circuit" They have a fund raiser April 18th from 5pm-9pm at the Buffalo Wild Wings on Navarre in Oregon. 15% of your order goes to their team! (must bring or show ticket on phone) Keep on the look out for the coupon ticket to show at Buffalo Wild Wings soon.
This years 2018 MS Walk is on April 29th event opens up at 8am for registration. The Walk begins at 9am with a 1 or 3 mile route. it is held at the University of Toledo, HEC Building - 2801 W. Bancroft st. Toledo Oh 43606
Just show them the ticket below!