Advocacy, Multiple sclerosis

Orange crush


It’s MS Awareness Week, and I’ve nearly succeeded in proudly donning our signature color every single day.

Funny how orange, which I once associated with the MS prison I felt locked up in, now has a different connotation. I see the color as one of power, strength, resilience, solidarity.

I wasn’t able to make it to PPC day in Arkansas this year, but I heard that other activists and legislators now know what orange stands for. That’s a good feeling. We’re making inroads in areas where we need to make a big impact.

We just held our first ever Orange You Lovely fashion show, which raised thousands of dollars that will go directly to research and programs for those living with MS.

Of course, the color du jour was orange, in every shade imaginable.


See more outstanding Angie Davis photos.

We hope to make this an annual event, bringing together even more supporters.

And I hope this week is one of increased awareness for everyone and that everyone has been an activist in some way.

Fight on, my fellow MSers!

3 thoughts on “Orange crush”

  1. Hi! I was diagnosed with MS in 2007 but just recently started the blog that I have been writing in my head since the day I got the news. I came across you blog on another MSers blog roll and would love to add your blog to my blog roll. I completely realize that it being my blog, I can put on it what I choose, having already run into one MS blogger that “demanded” that I removed her blog from the list as she didn’t care for my sense of humor (or lack of class as she phrased it) figured I would rather ask now. I really don’t want to endorse those that feel that way although they are certainly entitled.


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