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May 23, 2013

Come Party with Us and Find a Cure! Listen to AskPatty Radio and Learn About MOMS: Moms Opposing Multiple Sclerosis

6a00d8341c4f3653ef017eeabbde42970d-400wiJody DeVere, CEO of, is a mom with two adult children fighting Multiple Sclerosis. Her interest in opposing this disease is personal, and she partnering with the Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis during the month of May with AskPatty’s month-long MOMS social media campaign. Read the rest of Jody's story here.

On Thursday May 23, Jody DeVere shared her story live on BlogTalkRadio with special guests Marni Deckter, Vice President of Communications of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California & Nevada Chapter; and Nancy L. Sicotte, MD, Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program and Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program at Cedars-Sinai. Please listen to the recording of the BoomerandBabe channel of BlogTalk Radio  broadcast to learn more about this illness, its symptoms, and its treatments.


Join us at our #MomsMS Twitter Party at 5pm (PDT) on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

These special guests will also join us at our #MomsMS Twitter Party, so come party with us to help find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis!  Be sure to register right away to attend our very special  #MomsMS Twitter Party! For every registered participant, will make a $5 donation to the National MS Society on your behalf. With the Memorial Day holiday weekend upon us, it might be easy to lose track of time, so register now, and mark your calendar to attend the event being held at 5pm (PDT) on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. On that day, also known as World MS Day, AskPatty will have an assortment of guests on hand to educate participants about the Multiple Sclerosis, and to discuss ways we can work together to overcome this illness.


More About our Special Guests

Marni-Deckler_SoCal_VP-communications-multiple-sclerosisMarni Deckter is dedicated to increasing awareness of this unpredictable disease and the National MS Society. In her role, she supports fundraising, programs and services through marketing, branding and public relations efforts. Marni has been with the Society for 15 years.


Nancy-Sicotte-Neuro-largeDr. Nancy Sicotte’s main research focus is the mechanisms underlying the progression of multiple sclerosis. She is the principal investigator on numerous multiple sclerosis clinical trials and her research has been published in over 37 peer-reviewed journals including NeuroImage and Neurology. In addition, she has written 36 abstracts and is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous journals including the Archives of Neurology and Brain.  Dr. Sicotte is the recipient of many honors and awards and was named three times in the Best Doctors in America. A prolific speaker, she has lectured and presented at national and international conferences and seminars. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of many medical societies. After receiving her bachelor’s of science in psychology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Dr. Sicotte earned her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. She completed an internship in medicine, a residency in neurology, and a fellowship in neuroimaging from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine.


How Can You Help?

Be sure to register right away to attend our very special  #MomsMS Twitter Party, being held at 5pm (PDT) on Wednesday, May 29, 2013! For every registered participant, will make a $5 donation to the National MS Society on your behalf.

We have also created an official MOMS donation page where supporters can contribute directly to the MS Society to help research prevention, treatments, and a cure. DONATE here

Finally, if you are unable to make a contribution online, you may also send a check directly to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Simply make your check out to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and be sure to write on the check notation: AskPatty/Moms Event.

Then, mail your check to

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Southern California & Nevada Chapter
2440 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 115
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Attention: Marni Deckter


Please join us in our MOMS social awareness campaign as we discuss Educating, Donating, Working Together to Overcome Multiple Sclerosis!


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