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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

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 ...

Get Back Your Music Sessions at the Multiple Sclerosis Center

The MS Center at Swedish is offering a new music program for practicing and formerly practicing musicians who have lost the ability to play piano or guitar due to their neurological condition. One hour private sessions are being held with musician, Phil See, to recondition one’s musical abilities. Instruments are provided. All session are free!

When: Wednesdays, 10 and 11 a.m. or by appointment
Where: MS Center - Jefferson Tower, Level A  - Hedreen Wellness Studio
Who:  Phil See
RSVP: Mallory Higgins, 206.320.2200

Last chance to sign up for the WalkMS this Sunday

The Swedish MS Center, Neuro-ophthalmic Consultants Northwest, and Seattle Radiologists have formed a team for Walk MS to experience a great event and help the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS live their best lives.

Walk MS is a day that brings friends, families, and coworkers together to embrace an important cause. Join us to make a powerful statement and to keep moving toward a cure. Each step we take brings us closer to a world free of MS.

Dr. James Bowen and Musician David Osmond to speak at Talaris Botanical Gardens this Friday

Friday, April 10
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Talaris Conference Center
4000 NE 41st Street Seattle, WA 98105


Join us for a presentation by James Bowen, MD, Medical Director of the MS Center at Swedish and singer David Osmond from the famous musical Osmond Family. Come learn from one of the leading experts in the MS field and hear Osmond sing "I Can Do This"--his personal composition about life with multiple sclerosis.

 


Event is FREE, complimentary lunch and parking included.

March Pet of the Month

 
ROSIE and RINGO



Owners:Donna and Ben
Ages: 8 and 4
Breed: Shih Tzu
Favorite toy: Squeaky ball
Favorite snack: Steak
Favorite activity ...

Country Music Artist Clay Walker Visits the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center

Country music artist, Clay Walker, visited the Swedish MS Center last Tuesday, touring the clinic with medical director, James Bowen. Having been diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS 19 years ago, Clay was interested in learning more about comprehensive care for MS. After researching MS Centers around the country, Clay decided to visit a handful of centers that offer the best comprehensive programs.

Walker believes an emphasis on non-medical aspects of the disease could benefit patients. He was particularly interested in learning 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. Walker was also eager to learn about 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 tour 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.


The country star’s visit happened to coincide with one of the MS Center’s regularly scheduled music therapy sessions.

Join the Swedish MS Center Walk Team at Walk MS

The Swedish MS Center, Neuro-ophthalmic Consultants Northwest, and Seattle Radiologists have formed a team for Walk MS to experience a great event and help the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS live their best lives.

Walk MS is a day that ...

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