Nonprofit Partner: National MS Society and MS Awareness Month
Po Campo is proud to partner with the National MS Society to help raise MS awareness. During March, we’ll be donating 50% of the sales from select bags to the National MS Society. Shop the special MS Awareness Collection now, and keep reading to learn more about the disease, the charity, and why it matters to us.
About Multiple Sclerosis
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. MS symptoms vary between people and change throughout the course of the disease, but symptoms can range from fatigue to numbness/tingling to vision problems to difficulty walking. The cause of MS is unknown and there is no cure.
MS affects women two to three times more often than men. The disease is thought to affect more than 2.3 million people worldwide with about 400,000 in the United States.
About the National MS Society
The National MS Society is the leading organization devoted to helping people address the challenges of living with MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
The MS Society’s popular fundraising events, which include Bike MS and Walk MS, raise 65% of their annual revenue. Po Campo is proud to partner with the society to raise MS Awareness during March and support the fundraising teams during these special events.
Why We’re Partnering with the National MS Society
Po Campo’s Founder and Owner Maria Boustead has been living with multiple sclerosis since 2003, making her intimately familiar the the National MS Society’s work and all that they do raise MS awareness.
While Maria feels blessed to experience mostly mild and manageable symptoms, she credits her diagnosis with teaching her a very valuable lesson: never take your health for granted. Since her diagnosis, Maria has prioritized daily physical activity (preferably bike rides through Chicago with her bike bags of course!) and takes steps to manage stress, often through yoga and meditation.
Po Campo is proud and delighted to give back to the National MS Society during March’s MS Awareness activities, by donating 50% of our sales on select bags directly to the society. Shop the special MS Awareness Collection now.
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