Cerveteri – On March 5 and 6, the AISM gardenias return
Purchasing seedlings in Aldo Moro Square will support scientific research on multiple sclerosis. 2016 edition dedicated to children. Municipal administration and Cerveteri Solidarity Center invite Citizenship to support the collection.
On Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, the traditional l’appointment with solidarity and research in favor of multiple sclerosis returns. In fact, the Gardenias of the AISM – Italian Multiple Sclerosis Association – will return to Piazza Aldo Moro in Cerveteri. AISM and Cerveteri City Council invite citizens to visit the information booth set up by volunteers from the Cerveteri Solidarity Center.
“By buying these beautiful little plants," said Francesca Cennerilli, Councillor for Social Policies of the Municipality of Cerveteri, "we will not only support fundraising to finance AISM scientific research on multiple sclerosis, but we will also offer important resources to guarantee assistance services and support for autonomy to people affected by this disease. I urge citizens to support this initiative and I take this opportunity to sincerely thank, on behalf of the entire Municipal Administration all the volunteers for their sensitivity to this initiative”.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable and often disabling disease. One of the most severe of the central nervous system. It affects women more, at a ratio of 2 to 1 compared to men. Mostly manifests as disorders of movement, vision and balance. Today, thanks to advances in scientific research, there are therapies that can slow down the course of multiple sclerosis and improve the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis, but unfortunately the cause and the decisive cure have not yet been found.
This year’s fundraiser will specifically fund research on risk factors and the role of “cognitive reserve” in pediatric forms of Multiple Sclerosis. In Italy, there are among the 4.000 and the 7.500 children and adolescents with multiple sclerosis. The 2016 edition of the AISM Gardenia is dedicated precisely to them. That is why it is essential to continue to support research.