In observance of National MS Education and Awareness Month, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla-based Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) reports that it will host multiple events, including a free screening of the film Forks Over Knives March 14 at Cinema Paradiso, also located in Fort Lauderdale.

The film centers on the reported claim that degenerative diseases that afflict individuals can be controlled or reversed by avoiding animal-based and processed food, a recent news release notes. MSF also reports in the release that it will host a national teleconference titled “At Your Best With MS—MS Treatments and Symptom Management,” slated for March 13 at 9:30 pm EDT. The teleconference will feature Daniel Kantor, MD, and is supported by an educational grant from Teva Neuroscience.

MSF adds that Phillip Rumrill, PhD, CRC, is scheduled to speak at a separate “At Your Best With MS” teleconference about, “Managing Life with a Disability,” March 21, 9:30 pm EDT. Additional events, MSF says, include a “Show us Your Best” contest in which contestants with MS will share how they have done their best to promote MS awareness and education, help those with the condition, or raise funds for the MS cause. The contest is reportedly set to run throughout the month of March. 

According to MSF, the goal of this campaign is to promote an understanding of the scope of the disease, as well as distribute contact information for resources that can assist those affected.

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Source: MSF