Multiple Sclerosis Quality Of Life Announces Upcoming Events

Top Quote Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life Project in Monterey Announced 2 upcoming events for 2012: 6th Annual Walk'n Roll BBQ and Fundraiser Saturday, September 15th, 2012 and 2nd Annual Theater Event and Fundraiser October 6th, 2012! End Quote
  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) May 24, 2012 - The Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life Project (MSQLP) is a Monterey County nonprofit recognizing that people living with chronic illness have unmet needs. The organization is committed to filling these gaps by improving the quality of life for persons with MS in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito County. MSQLP works with clients and their families for free to create comprehensive individual plans and programs that support client independence.

    Save the date for upcoming events:

    6th Annual Walk'n Roll BBQ and Fundraiser Saturday, September 15th, 2012

    The Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life Project (MSQLP) is rolling out its 6th annual Walk'n Roll fundraiser on Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at Lake El Estero Park in Monterey. Sign up or sponsor a walker/team and join MSQLP for a lovely walk along the lakefront to help raise awareness of MS in our community. Enjoy live music, food, raffle prizes and more. For more information please call our office at 831.333.9091

    2nd Annual Theater Event and Fundraiser October 6th, 2012
    Support MS Quality of Life Project with class! The Octopus Club of Monterey County will be assisting MSQLP for the second year in a row in presenting this event to be held at the Golden Bough Theater in Carmel. Enjoy an excellent performance by Layne Littlepage Performing Noel & Cole (w/ pianist). Please call 831.333.9091 for ticket prices and details on the event. All proceeds from fundraisers go directly to support MSQLP's free, local programs that include:
    Case Management Services and Advocacy
    Outreach and Social Events
    Support Groups and Educational Events
    Water Aerobics Classes
    Follow MSQLP on www.facebook.com/MSqualityoflifeproject and www.twitter.com/MSQLP.

    Background on MSQLP:

    Who we are:
    The Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life Project (MSQLP) is a social service organization that serves primarily low and moderate-income clients living with Multiple Sclerosis, their caregivers and family members, in the Tri-County area of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Multiple Sclerosis has a profound impact on an individual's physical, psychological and social domains. Over 1000 persons with MS are believed to be living in our service area. Our mission statement is as follows:
    MSQLP recognizes that people living with chronic illness have unmet needs. We are committed to filling these gaps by improving the quality of life of persons with MS in our local communities. We work with clients and their families to create comprehensive individualized plans and programs that support client independence. Our services are free.

    What does MSQLP do?

    House Calls:
    Our clinical staff visits clients in their homes. Together, clients and staff develop a care plan with objectives that will improve the client's quality of life. The staff then monitors the client's progress and works with the client to meet identified objectives and solve problems to resolution. We help clients navigate through the many social service systems. We guide and assist clients by providing information and encouragement that allows them to manage their needs independently. This empowerment is a core value of our project.

    Supportive Therapy:
    MSQLP offers monthly support groups, a bi-weekly water aerobics class, and social opportunities throughout the year.

    Education:
    MSQLP produces a topic-based newsletter that is sent to our constituency and is posted on our website quarterly. We provide local information, as well as links to global knowledge from our website:www.msqlp.org. We host educational events and have a lending resource library available to all clients. We also offer mini-workshops that address a variety of topics.

    Advocacy:
    MSQLP advocates for MS clients individually and for the MS community at large. We make presentations to health care organizations and non-health care groups to raise awareness of the realities of MS and our services.

    Volunteer Opportunities:
    MSQLP has a variety of volunteer opportunities including: friendly visitors, friendly phone callers, handymen, office support, and event helpers.

    If you are interested in accessing our services, volunteering, or donating, please contact us at:
    MS Quality of Life Project
    519 B Hartnell Street
    Monterey, CA, 93940
    Telephone: (831) 333-9091
    Email: msqlp ( @ ) sbcglobal dot net

    Press Contact: Marci Bracco Cain(831) 747-745

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