Indianapolis Channel is turning orange to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis

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Indianapolis Channel is turning orange to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis

INDIANAPOLIS – Part of the canal in downtown Indianapolis was dyed orange on Wednesday to raise awareness of Hoosiers affected by multiple sclerosis.

This ties in with events around World Multiple Sclerosis Day, which was on Sunday. The latest report from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society shows that nearly 1 million people in the United States have MS.

“It’s a great way to raise awareness not only of what we are doing for MS locally, but also at the national level. Sunday May 30th was World MS Day so this was our way of celebrating it in person, “said Lance Oxley,
IN, KY, TN Member of the Board of Trustees of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

On June 18, the Indiana Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold a gala at the Biltwell Event Center on the Near West Side to raise funds for research, with former Colts player Jeff Saturday as Honorary Chairman.

“The city always strives to help all of our residents in every possible way, and I think just supporting research, supporting the organizations here in the city and in the state, that’s our goal and we make sure that we people connect on the resources they need, “said Judith Thomas, assistant mayor for neighborhood engagement for the City of Indianapolis.

The gala has three goals: to raise funds for MS research, raise awareness, and encourage others to participate. The event is sold out.

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