Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week
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Orange is not just for Syracuse this week but for the entire state as well.
Rochester Mayor Tom Richards made a proclamation Monday declaring this Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in Rochester.
Orange is the official color of the national Multiple Sclerosis Society, so orange lights
adorn the inside stair ways of City Hall. You'll also notice orange lights painting the Church Street entrance in the evening.
The purpose behind events is to educate the public on the importance of early detection of multiple sclerosis.
Tisha Sarnowski was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 10 years ago.
"It's important to the cause so that people understand that not only to get the funding for research and to get the funding for additional treatment options," Sarnowski said. "But also so people are understanding that early detection and knowing what's going on with their bodies is so important."
There are more than 2,700 people living with multiple sclerosis in the Greater Rochester Area.