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"At first it was just numbness around my abdomen, like part of me had gone to sleep"

For one young man, this was the first sign of Multiple Sclerosis. It's a disease that can cause many symptoms: tremors, fatigue, loss of balance, impaired vision and speech and paralysis.

For people with MS, life is a day-to-day question. Symptoms come and go,sometimes mild, often severe. Symptoms can disappear altogether, a kind of spontaneous recovery that can last days, months, even years--if you're lucky. More often, it's a matter of good days and bad days.

Right now, there's no cure. All that can be done is to relieve some of the symptoms, some of the time.

Multiple Sclerosis affects more people per capita in Saskatchewan than anywhere else in Canada. No one knows why.

Everyone in Saskatchewan seems to know someone with Multiple Sclerosis. Over 2,500 people in the province have MS.

They are the real victims, but nearly 20,000 more are affected. They are family and friends who live with the secondary effects: loss of income and earning power, increased medical expenses, lower quality of life, family stress.



Myelin

MS is on the rise.
It is the most common disease of the central nervous system among young adults.One out of every 500 Canadians has it. In fact, Canada has the highest prevalence of MS in the world. And Saskatchewan has the highest prevalence of MS in Canada.

Most people dream of doing things they've never done. People with MS dream of doing things they used to do.

MS hits in the prime of life, usually between the ages of 20 and 40. Women are twice as likely to be affected as men. Every new attack causes more damage to the central nervous system...and more problems with everyday tasks like walking, talking and seeing.

MS is progressive. People with the disease face a gradual loss of ability and independence. Now there's new hope that a treatment or a cure can be developed -- at the new Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Center in Saskatoon.



Tissue Culture

Everyday, research brings us 24 hours closer to finding the cause of MS.
The new Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Center is an important link in Multiple Sclerosis research in Canada.Independent research at other centers will complement work done here, and vice versa.

This nation-wide partnership of top scientists is working to solve the puzzle of MS. Exciting progress has already been made.

Research is closing in on the cause of MS. And scientists hope they will soon develop an effective treatment--one which will control the disease and its frightening symptoms.


Microscopy

Researchers say it's only a matter of time...and funding.
100% of every dollar you donate goes directly to the Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Center.


The Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Center has already received $1.6 million for research technology from the Quest for a Cure fundraising campaign. These donations have allowed medical scientists to begin their work.

Continuing fundraising will allow the Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Center to expand its research program with new scientists, and new research projects. Every dollar goes directly to research.

Please join the Quest for a Cure. Your donations now can help turn hope into reality.