Illuminating the Mystery of MS with Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week
(Sacramento) -- Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Sacramento) wore a special ribbon when he spoke on the Assembly floor about Assembly Concurrent Resolution 22, which declared March 11th to the 15th as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. The ribbon was made for him by a constituent who has Multiple Sclerosis. MS is a neurological disease of the central nervous system that affects an estimated 400,000 Americans across the country, and nearly 200 new cases are diagnosed each week nationwide. The California chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society report that more than 40,000 people in California are affected by this devastating disease.