October 07, 2009 10:48 ET NEW Online Community and Education Program Launched for Canadians Affected by Multiple Sclerosis

A unique online education program developed by people with MS, for people with MS

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2009) - is live! This is Canada's new, bilingual education program and online community that provides members with the opportunity to connect, share stories and provide support for people with MS.

MS Village offers:

  • Broadcast media: where people affected by MS share personal stories and MS experts provide educational information via webcast and podcast
  • A chance to be part of a supportive community with other Canadians affected by MS through social media networks
  • Valuable information about MS and updates on the latest MS news
  • Guidance from healthcare professionals on how to better manage MS

"I'm lucky to be part of such a supportive community; I've already met so many great people through the MS Village Forum and Facebook page. MS Village gives me the information, direction and support that truly help me live with my MS."
– Jennifer Vasey, diagnosed with MS in 2007.

MS Village provides four social media networks for members to connect and share MS information:

  • MS Village Forum: an onsite bulletin board to share MS news and commentary
  • MS Village Facebook page: one of the world's largest social networking sites connecting people living with MS across Canada
  • MS Village Twitter feed: get the latest MS news instantly
  • MS Village YouTube video portal: the ability to view and upload online MS-related videos via one of the world's fastest growing social networking sites

Accessing all information, forums and features of is completely free.

About MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, unpredictable, and debilitating disease that attacks the central nervous system. It affects certain cognitive and physical abilities like vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility, which can negatively impact emotional, sociological, financial and vocational conditions.(1)

Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world; an estimated 55,000–75,000 Canadians are living with MS.(1) Furthermore, it's the most common neurological disease affecting young Canadian adults-every day three more people are diagnosed.(1)

Though a cure has yet to be found for MS, scientists continue to work toward making a world where the disease no longer exists. Every day, they are learning more about its causes and are finding easier and better ways to treat it.

Help people live with their MS by connecting with others affected by the disease. For more information and FREE membership to MS Village, please direct them to
Together we can make a difference.  

(1) Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Available at:

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