Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards announced that the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion will be lit up in orange lights in honor of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week in Louisiana. Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disease of the central nervous system affecting more than 8,000 people living in Louisiana today. 

“Donna and I are lighting the Governor’s Mansion up in orange lights this evening as part of a large awareness campaign across Louisiana and the United States this week to find a cause and a cure for multiple sclerosis,” said Gov. Edwards. “I proclaimed MS Awareness Week in Louisiana because we want to see this disease stopped in its tracks as quickly as possible. We encourage all Louisianans to learn more about multiple sclerosis and what they can do to support individuals with MS and their families.”
 
Gov. Edwards proclaimed March 11-17, 2018 as MS Awareness Week in Louisiana to coincide with efforts of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Funds raised through their work support 380 research projects at the best medical centers, universities and other institutions throughout the United States and abroad, leading to many breakthroughs in the treatment of MS.