Lackawanna County Commissioners recognize March as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month with proclamation

March 15th, 2016 9:39 am

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a proclamation aimed at helping increase public awareness in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis (MS). More than 2.3 million people worldwide are afflicted with MS, which impacts the central nervous system’s ability to send information to the brain and body. The disease affects individuals between the ages of 20 and 50 and is more prevalent in women. It is difficult to diagnose because there is no single test for the disease. From left, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni; Lisa Trygar, MS volunteer and advocate; Susan Guinter, area coordinator for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; Elliot Ecker, MS volunteer and advocate; Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings; Lackawanna County Judge Thomas Munley and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley. photo