August 6, 2016
The amazing stylists of Wilmington band together to raise money to fight Multiple Sclerosis! These talented ladies will be roller-setting hair from 6pm until… $20 Rollersets all night long! Come join us as we rasie money for a cure! We are accepting donations at several salons (Atmosphere Hair Studio, Tonia’s Exclusive Hair Gallery, Totally Extravagant Hair Design, Johnson’s Beauty and Barber, Bo’s Barbershop, Phenomenal Hair Care, Mane Attraction Hair Studio, Still Waters Salon, TJ & Company , and Rochelle’s Hair Studio) 100% of the proceeds will go to the national MS Society! For any questions about the event , to help in any way, or to join our team of stylist you can call 910-616-4496 or send an email to MSRollerthon@gmail.com….
Why is this event so important?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.
Anyone may develop MS but there are some patterns. More than two to three times as many women as men develop MS and this gender difference has been increasing over the past 50 years. Studies suggest that genetic risk factors increase the risk of developing MS, but there is no evidence that MS is directly inherited. Environmental factors, such as low Vitamin D and cigarette smoking have also been shown to increase the risk of MS. MS occurs in most ethnic groups, including African-Americans, Asians and Hispanics/Latinos, but is most common in Caucasians of northern European ancestry.
More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide. Because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not require U.S. physicians to report new cases, and because symptomscan be completely invisible, the prevalence of MS in the U.S. can only be estimated. The Society continues to advocate for the establishment of a national registry that will track the number of people living with MS and has made a commitment to re-evaluate the current prevalence estimate and investigate the process by which an updated estimate can be identified.
via – NMSS