SEATTLE, June 11, 2012 – Multiple Sclerosis (MS) sucks, as the painting says, but it also inspires art. The MS Center at Swedish is set to unveil its third-annual Art Show. Those touched by MS and living in the Pacific Northwest have been invited to submit their work. No visual media is off limits; all people living with and affected by MS from the Northwest region are accepted. The show's goal is to enhance wellness and quality of life for individuals affected by the disease.
The art show is just one way that the MS Center at Swedish treats the whole person with MS, including medical therapies, promising clinical trials, and yoga. The art show also helps raise community awareness of MS and brings the community together.
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that damages the brain, optic nerves, and/or spinal cord. The disease has been reported as the most common cause of neurological disability among young and middle-aged adults. About 12,000 people in Washington state, Montana and Alaska have MS.
When: Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Multiple Sclerosis Center at Swedish in the Jefferson Tower on the Cherry Hill Campus (1600 E. Jefferson St., A Level); Parking is available on the street and in two nearby parking garages.
For more information: www.swedishmscenter.com
Read more: http://bit.ly/LHRr3K
View a gallery of images from the 2011 show: http://bit.ly/MjwSNc.