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Mallory Higgins

Mallory Higgins

Education Coordinator and Marketing Specialist, Swedish MS Center

Mallory Higgins serves as the education and marketing specialist at the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center at Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Mallory manages the MS Center’s online communication, educational programs and outreach.

Blog Posts by Mallory Higgins

Prosser kid refuses to let multiple sclerosis steal his childhood

12 year old Luke Merritt deals with MS everyday but refuses to let the disease steal his childhood. Dr. James Bowen, M.D. of the Swedish MS Center weighs in on the topic of adolescent MS. Click here to read the full article.
 

Walk MS 2015 a Success for the Swedish MS Walk Team

Thank you to all who walked in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Walk MS event to raise awareness about MS and help fund a cure. With over 170 team members, and over $15,000 raised, the Swedish MS Center, Neuro-ophthalmic Consultants of NW, and Seattle Radiologists team well exceeded the fundraising goal of $10,000. To kick off the event, the “Swedish Smyelin Babes” running team lead by Neurologist, Lily Jung Henson, ran the inaugural 5K race at 8 a.m. Around 10 a.m., the Swedish MS Walk Team along with nearly 5,000 individuals walked along the Burke Gilman Trail in support of MS, family members, friends and colleagues.

This year the Swedish booth won best decorated tent with a whimsical “under the sea” theme. Thank you to all who volunteered, donated and walked. We are looking forward to outdoing ourselves next year!

Musician David Osmond Tours the Multiple Sclerosis Center With Dr. James Bowen

Musician David Osmond, from the famous musical Osmond family, visited the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center, touring the clinic with medical director, James Bowen. Having been diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS in 2005, Osmond was interested in learning more about comprehensive care for MS.

While on the tour, Osmond learned about the MS Center’s physical rehabilitation program and wellness offerings including gym access with specialized equipment for MS patients, exercise training, Pilates, and Yoga. Dr. Bowen explained the MS Center’s emotional wellness offerings including psychology, psychiatry, support groups, music and pet therapy, and the annual art show. Other areas covered during his visit were elements of community wellness including social work, vocational counseling, workshops on stress management, and social events such as the MS Center summer BBQ and winter seasonal celebration. These programs assist with keeping individuals with MS involved in the broader community.

Earlier in the day, Osmond spoke  ...

Meet MS experts in Port Angeles on May 30

Experts from the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Swedish Neuroscience Institute and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society are bringing this traveling roadshow of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) education and information to Port Angeles, Washington.

Come learn from a nationally recognized team of MS health care professionals, share your experience, and connect with others in the community living with MS. Lunch will be provided. You do not need to be a Swedish patient to attend. Family, friends, and caregivers are welcome. This is a FREE event.

Red Lion Hotel
Saturday, May 30
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
221 North Lincoln Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362

Seminar Topics:

Accepting art for the Multiple Sclerosis Center Art Show 2015



June 27 - 28
Seattle Center Armory
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Submission deadline: June 1

All art abilities are welcome and all art pieces are accepted.
This is an art exhibition for those touched by multiple sclerosis; this is not a contest.

For event details and to print an application: www.Swedish.org/MSArtShow


About the MS Center Art Show

The Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute is proud to present the 6th Annual MS Center Art Show. Over the past five years, the Art Show has welcomed creative works of all ability levels from those affected by MS in the Pacific Northwest. The purpose of this annual event is to:

MS on the radio

Pavle Repovic, Neurologist, MD, PhD, at the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center discuses with 91.3 KBCS radio producer the prevalence of MS in our region and what comprehensive care provides for those visiting the MS Center. Two individuals also share their personal experience with diagnosis, treatment and life with MS.  Listen to the five episode series here.

A quest to raise money for comprehensive MS care

Ever since Amy’s husband was diagnosed with MS, life has not been the same. Rehabilitation and treatment at the Swedish MS Center have become a routine part of their lives. Grateful for the resources available at the MS Center, Amy has gone on a quest to raise money for the clinic through her marathon training. With the end goal being the Seattle Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon on June 13, Amy has been running three days a week and cross training with 60 minutes of Barre3 classes. While somehow juggling two young children, her own business, and the ups and downs of this disease, Amy has trained relentlessly and will graciously donate all the money raised to the MS Center.


 

  • For every mile she runs, she will donate $1.

  • For every cross training Barre3 class completed, she will donate $5.

  • Upon crossing the Rock 'n' Roll finish line, she will donate $100 and Microsoft will generously match 100% of the total amount raised.

Amy wishes the money raised to go towards patient and family education/support at the Swedish MS Center. During her training, Amy is ...

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