Every hour, someone is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). And every day, people from around the Pacific Northwest and United States visit the MS Center at Swedish to learn how to live well with the disease.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the nervous system that affects the brain, eyes and spinal cord that takes a unique course in every patient. We’re with people on their journey, whether they are newly diagnosed or have been living with MS for decades. Patients and families share their lives with our treatment team and, in turn, we put our passion into helping them achieve their highest wellbeing.
Participating in Walk MS one way we show our commitment to caring for the MS community. Walk MS is an annual event put on by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Walk MS raises awareness about the disease and garners support for programs and leading-edge research, including some studies at Swedish, to stop the disease, repair the damage and find a cure.
Swedish welcomes all walkers in the community to join our team and out-stride MS together. Walk MS is about more than just giving our dollars. Every step matters and every person makes a difference.
If you’d like to join and walk on April 14, or contribute as a “virtual walker,” visit the Team Swedish page and click “Join our Team.”
To learn more about multiple sclerosis and the MS Center at Swedish, visit swedish.org/MS.