Street col­lec­tors for an­nual ap­peal

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Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis Auck­land is seek­ing street col­lec­tors to help with its an­nual ap­peal in Septem­ber.

Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis is a chronic, un­pre­dictable dis­ease of the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem – af­fect­ing the brain, op­tic nerves, and spinal cord.

It is thought to be an au­toim­mune dis­or­der, which means the im­mune sys­tem at­tacks the per­son’s healthy tis­sue.

The con­di­tion can cause vis­ual prob­lems, loss of bal­ance, poor co­or­di­na­tion, slurred speech, tremors, numb­ness, ex­treme fa­tigue, as well as prob­lems with mem- ory and con­cen­tra­tion.

Most peo­ple only de­velop a few of the symp­toms and can man­age them with as­sis­tance and sup­port of or­gan­i­sa­tions like MS Auck­land.

How­ever, the so­ci­ety is not govern­ment funded and must seek fund­ing from grants within the com­mu­nity.

It also re­lies on the gen­eros­ity of the pub­lic to con­tinue its ser­vice.

The an­nual street ap­peal takes place on Septem­ber 6 and 7.

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