giving back to MS
A percentage of the proceeds from Bugged Out sales goes directly to Multiple Sclerosis Research at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Multiple Sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Surrounding and protecting the nerve fibers of the CNS is a fatty tissue called myelin, which helps nerve fibers conduct electrical impulses. In MS, myelin is lost in multiple areas, leaving scar tissue called Sclerosis. Sometimes the nerve fiber itself is damaged or broken. When myelin or the nerve fiber is destroyed or damaged, the ability of the nerves to conduct electrical impulses to and from the brain is disrupted, and this produces the various symptoms of MS. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. In the United States today, there are approximately 400,000 people with Multiple Sclerosis — with 200 more people diagnosed every week. Worldwide, MS is thought to affect more than 2.5 million people — including twice as many women as men. Most people experience their first signs or symptoms between ages 20 and 40.
Besides donating a percentage of the proceeds to MS research, Dina, the founder of Bugged Out, and the Bugged Out staff also participate with her team in the New York City MS Walk every year.
There are many MS Care Centers throughout the US and worldwide specializing in the research and treatment of this devastating disease.
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