MS Alliance of Virginia

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.

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  • Mountain Empire MS Support Group

    July 5, 2022  5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

    For more details visit the Support Group page: Support Groups.

  • MSAV Support Group Meeting

    July 12, 2022  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Zoom

    Join Zoom Meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7127679497   
    Meeting ID: 712 767 9497
    Or call: 1-312-626-6799
    or 712-767-9497, to join meeting

    For more details visit the Support Group page: Support Groups.

  • Twin County MS Support Group Hillsville, VA

    July 12, 2022  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    For more details visit the Support Group page: Support Groups.

  • Roanoke Valley MS Support Group Meeting

    July 28, 2022  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Zoom

    For more details visit the Support Group page: Support Groups.

Events

July 5, 2022
  • Mountain Empire MS Support Group

    July 5, 2022  5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

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July 12, 2022
July 28, 2022
  • Roanoke Valley MS Support Group Meeting

    July 28, 2022  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Zoom

    See more details

News

Beer Consumption May Be Linked to MS Risk: Meta-analysis

Alcohol intake is not significantly associated with an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), but specifically drinking beer may elevate the risk, according to a recent meta-analysis. The association, however, was limited by a small number of included...

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Men Living with Paralysis and Dating

"Men Living with Paralysis and Dating," an open and honest panel discussion with four men living with paralysis sharing their experiences and perspectives on dating. Topics will include insecurities about using dating apps, finding confidence in oneself, being open...

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Do Root Canals Cause MS or Trigger Flares?

Many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) have questions about whether dental work and root canals can cause MS or trigger flares. Although there is still much to learn about MS, the available scientific evidence does not indicate that root canals directly cause MS or...

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Lyvispah, Dissolvable Form of Baclofen, Now Available in US

Lyvispah — a dissolvable granular formulation of baclofen — is now commercially available in the U.S. for adults and adolescents, 12 and older, with spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other spinal cord disorders. In people with MS, the...

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Congratulations Class of 2022

Carter Cross

Carter is the son of Brandon Cross and Laura Cross.  Carter is graduating from Blacksburg High School.  Carter earned the ACCE scholarship to New River Valley Community College.  Welding and Working on Cars are two of Carters favorite hobbies.

Mark Fisher

Mark is the Son of Aaron and Danielle Fisher. He is graduating from Mechanicsville High School with a 4.2 GPA. He is involved with the National Honor Society and National Beta Club. Mark was also involved with Student Ambassadors, in which he helped other students with getting around the school. Mark participated in FFA being an officer while in FFA. He is a Hanover Scholars. Mark is taking Advanced Placement Classes. Mark post-high school plan are to attend Marshall University in the Fall, Major in Forensic Science, while also minoring in Mathematics and Physics.

Serenity Mullins

Serenity is the daughter of Steve and Suzy Mullins and is graduating from the Virginia Virtual Academy on June 4th.  She plans to attend Virginia Western Community College to obtain a license as a Physical Therapist Assistant. 

Morgan Victoria Puckett

Morgan is the daughter of Michael and Carla Puckett. She is graduating from Virginia High School. During her junior and senior years, she was a varsity football and basketball cheerleader. During her junior year, she took a Certified Nursing Assistant class. She enjoyed her clinical’s at a local nursing home and passed the CNA boards. Morgan is going to attend Virginia Highlands Community College and plans to obtain a degree as a certified medical assistant

Brayden Taylor

Brayden is the son of Bryant and Christy Taylor graduating from Salem High School, Salem Virginia. He is in the National Honor Society, German Honor Society, and Tri-M Music Honor Society.
He is on the track team and the drumline. In the Fall, Brayden is going to UVA.  Brayden was accepted Early Decision.

Jaci Beth Thomas

Jaci is the daughter of Toni L Quesenberry.
She is graduating from Liberty University in July 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration.
Jaci will be pursuing her master’s degree come August 2022.