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Over 30 Chicago-area optometric practices spread word of MS Awareness Week

KINGWOOD, TX (March 20, 2012) –Last week 33 Chicago-area optometrists used social media to help spread the word about multiple sclerosis through MS Awareness Week. These doctors joined nationwide supporters including country singer, Clay Walker and Today Show host, Al Roker. As a sponsor of eight Chicago-area MS Society walks on May 6th, these Vision Source optometrists proudly supported the organization’s social media initiative to connect people impacted by MS through the online community, msconnection.org. Throughout the week over 10,000 Tweets were sent via supporters using the Twitter hash tag #MS and over 750 using #MSConnection. Messages invited people to combine their efforts, knowledge and hope using the online community website. 

Twitter message from MS Society to Vision Source:

@VisionSourceLP Extremely happy & grateful to have you as a sponsor for Walk MS 2012! Thank you for your support! #MSConnection
"By our connecting enough small victories among those impacted by MS, we could win some really big ones that will end MS forever," says Cynthia Zagieboylo, president and CEO of the National MS Society.

MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS. Last year alone, through our national office and 50-state network of chapters, we devoted $164 million to programs that enhanced more than one million lives. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $40 million to support more than 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. We are people who want to do something about MS now. Give what you know at http://www.MSconnection.org.

Founded in 1991, Vision Source® is North America’s largest network of private practice optometrists with more than 2,700+ offices in the U.S. and Canada and consists of the most influential experts in the eye care industry. Through leveraging the network’s collective power, Vision Source® is able to deliver practice and professional development tools, marketing expertise and services, and unsurpassed purchasing power. For more information, call 888-558-2020 or visit www.visionsource.com,

Posted On March 20, 2012