MS Alliance of Virginia

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The Mission of the Multiple Sclerosis Alliance of Virginia

  • Provide programs, events, activities and services for people living with MS in Southwest Virginia and the surrounding areas, including Veterans.
  • Educate and empower people with MS, their care partners, friends and family.  We will guide people to organizations that can assist people with their needs.
  • Contribute to awareness in the community, including educational programs to young people, first responders and community organizations.
  • Encourage and expand support groups to include assisted living facilities, homebound people and help others start upbeat groups in their area.

In the News

Research Reveals Another Possible Epstein-Barr Virus Link to MS

Research Reveals Another Possible Epstein-Barr Virus Link to MS. In this new research, they found that EBNA2 activates some of the human genes associated with the risk of lupus and several other autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis. Simply put, it flips that autoimmune disease “switch.”

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How to Manage Thinking and Memory Problems in MS

How to Manage Thinking and Memory Problems in MS. Cognitive deficits — problems with processing information, learning, and remembering — are common in MS, but some practical solutions can help. By David Spero, RN, Medically Reviewed by Samuel Mackenzie, MD, PhD

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Upcoming Events

  • Roanoke Valley MS Support Group Meeting

    January 23, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Jersey Lily's Roadhouse, 1650 Braeburn Dr, Salem, VA 24153, across from Lewis Gale Hospital

    6:00 PM : Meet and Greet/Refreshments.
    6:30 - 8:00 : Meeting

  • Roanoke Valley MS Support Day Group Meeting

    February 11, 2020  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    To be Announced

    Roanoke Valley MS Support Day Group Meeting

  • Mountain Empire MS Support Group Meeting

    February 13, 2020  5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
    Bristol Public Library, 701 Goode St, Bristol, VA 24201, USA

  • 8 NIGHT: SE Coast & Perfect Day Cruise

    February 20, 2020 - February 27, 2020  

    Royal Caribbean Cruise out of Baltimore MD
    Ports of Call: Nassau & Cococay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral, FL; Charleston, SC

    For more information contact:
    Anne Marie Cronin of Ocean Blue Travel at
    (540) 556-5210