5th Annual Multiple Sclerosis Center Art Show 2014

5th Annual Multiple Sclerosis Center Art Show 2014

By Bobbie (Barbara) J. Severson, ARNP
ARNP, Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center

The Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center is hosting the 5th annual MS Center Art Show on August 9 & 10 from 10 am to 6 pm at the Seattle Center Armory.  The event is free and open to the public.  Please join us for this yearly celebration of art that is created by people living with MS and all others affected by this disease.
 
Art frees the spirit even when MS tries to limit it. The MS Center at Swedish hopes to acknowledge the lives and talents of everyone affected by MS.  The Art Show will feature over 80 pieces of art including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and more. 
 
The purpose of the annual Swedish MS Center Art Show is to:

  • Enhance quality of life through art

  • Raise community and regional awareness of MS

  • Provide an opportunity for all people affected by MS to express themselves

It is important to raise public awareness of MS because:

  • The Pacific Northwest has one of the highest rates of MS in the world

  • There are over 11,000 people with MS in Washington State

  • MS affects people in their prime of life ages 20-50 years

  • The incidence of MS is increasing in women

  • There is no cure for MS

  • There are now 10 medications to slow the course of MS with about 75 new treatments undergoing human studies

To learn more about the event, go to www.swedish.org/MSArtshow.
 

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