Whitney Vogel, National MS Society Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter
Whitney Vogel is the director of development for the Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
In her role she manages the Chapterís fundraising activities, including their signature Walk MS & Bike MS events. Ms. Vogel also works to raise awareness about MS, seeking to recruit an army of volunteers who want to join the movement to create a world free of MS.
About Multiple Sclerosis:
- Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and it stops people from moving.
- Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms can be unpredictable, can come and go without warning, and range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis.
- Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.
- MS is the number one neurological disorder leading to disability young to middle aged adults.
- The annual cost of MS is nearly $70,000 per person and cumulative over $23 billion.
- MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesnít. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS. In 2006 alone, through our home office and 50 state network of chapters, we devoted nearly $126 million to programs that enhanced more than one million lives to move us closer to a world free of MS. The Society also invested more than $46 million to support 380 research projects around the world. We are people who want to do something about MS NOW.
About the Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter
Providing services to 108 Kentucky counties, as well as Clark and Floyd counties in southern Indiana, the Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society offers a variety of services to both individuals and families who are coping with the changing lifestyles created by this disease. Chapter program staff work with a network of volunteers to provide much needed opportunities to the 4,500 clients serviced in our chapter area.
The Louisville 2008 Walk MS is Saturday, March 29, at Waterfront Park. Registration starts at 9:00 AM; walk Starts at 10:00 AM. For more information, please call (502)451-0014.
- Program 219
- Award-winning Holocaust education program, Squallis Puppeteers, stargazing at Rauch Planetarium, and the Louisville link to a once popular children's book series. Plus, in the midst of MS Awareness Month, a visit from Whitney Vogel of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter. (#219)