We are the ‘what’s next’….when your doctor says you have MS”
It is our mission to:
* promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
* provide current information about treatment, research and resources.
* help support both emotional and physical needs.
* advocate for all Alaskans living with Multiple Sclerosis.
In Alaska, a state with a high prevalence of individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), there is now one entity aimed at meeting the needs of the MS patient – from information regarding medication choices and medical referrals , to a place that offers classes about exercise, diet and counseling therapies, and recreational opportunities. We provide a sensitive and informative ear when newly diagnosed patients need information and also a place to gather , to socialize with others experiencing the same journey.
We are Alaskans with MS who reach out to the Alaskan MS community by providing educational resources & classes, online and personal support, and a variety of regular exercise programs, outdoor recreation opportunities and other classes all aimed at improving one’s quality of life while living with a neurological disease.
Because of the generosity of the Providence Alaska Medical Center, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation , Alaska Fighting Championships, ACCESS ALASKA, the Anchorage YMCA, Challenge Alaska and private donations, we are able to provide an ever growing calendar of events which includes exercise classes and educational Doctor talks. For specifics on yoga and art , chair exercise, aquatic therapy, craft sessions, or community pool activities visit our Programs page. Our Resources page will lead you to information on care referrals, medications available to you that slow the progression of the disease, a list of Alaskan Neurologists and places to go for answers to questions about MS.
By providing services, as a 501C(3) non-profit, above and beyond the direct medical needs of an individual, we aim to compliment the efforts of the Alaska Medical Community and to inform you of the best resources available for each individual. We also support and work in conjunction with the Greater Northwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on advocacy issues.
In the Mat-Su Valley, the Mat-Su Foundation has helped fund adaptive yoga and complimentary memberships to the community pools, ice skating rink and other recreational venues.We welcome suggestions to expand our services to the many people living with MS in the rural areas of Alaska. Please send any suggestions to email@example.com Thank you to our major sponsors……