2015 Swedish MS Center Art Show
June 27 & 28, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Seattle Center Armory
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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:
- Enhance quality of life through art
- Raise community awareness about multiple sclerosis
- Provide an opportunity for individuals touched by MS to express themselves
- Offer a venue for artists to display, meet others in the community, and sell their art if desired
- Encourage individuals to thrive apart from their disease The event is NOT a fundraiser but merely an opportunity to provide awareness about the disease and enable individuals to display their work before a larger audience.
The MS Center consolidates state-of-the-art clinical care, research, patient and family education and wellness services to help individuals live their best possible life. Swedish is a national leader in MS care and offers a robust research division along with the following comprehensive care features: neurology, neuro-phthalmology, psychiatry, psychology, physical therapy, rehabilitation, social work, vocational counseling, speech therapy, occupational therapy, nutritional counseling, Yoga, Pilates, and Music Therapy.
Within Washington State, there are over 12,000 individuals with MS causing the Pacific Northwest to have one of the highest rates in the world. With the cause still unknown, a cure has yet to be found. MS affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves causing weakness, sensory changes, cognitive complications, and visual impairment among other symptoms. The average age of onset is 20-50 years old and 75% of those affected are female. Currently, medication can slow the course of the disease, but an answer and a cure await the MS population.