||Multiple sclerosis awareness
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — The Alabama-Mississippi chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society took over the BancorpSouth Conference Center on Saturday for a symposium.
This is the first time the event was held in Tupelo.
The symposium gave those living with MS and those caring for them an oppurtunity to ask questions and connect with doctors.
Between Alabama and Mississippi, there are about 6,500 patients suffering from multiple sclerosis.
"I just want to say that the National MS Society is working hard to see a world free of MS. And the Mississippi/Alabama chapter is on the move, and we are very excited about that," said neurologist Emily Riser.
A lot of people could be seen wearing orange at the symposium. This color represents MS awareness.