(OLNEY) The local “Join the Movement” Multiple Sclerosis Committee is observing this as MS Awareness Week and encourages everyone to join them in their support of those afflicted with MS. A part of the local service is the Talk MS Support Group which now uses social media to improve and personalize the support services provided to those who live with Multiple Sclerosis in the Olney area. The group has a private online system for individuals who’d like information and support with details available by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, the local “Join the Movement” group is a part of the Gateway Area Chapter in St. Louis, which contributes funding for research and provides services to more than 7,000 people who have MS and their families in a 110-county service area that includes Eastern Missouri and the southern third of Illinois. In support of this week, area folks are encouraged to wear orange or a MS event shirt this coming Friday evening when “Join the Movement” staff will be helping serve food at the Knights of Columbus “fish fry” at the Olney City Park Community Building. The local MS Committee is also preparing for the Ninth Annual “Join the Movement” Event which is set for Saturday, July 21, 2018, later this year. For more information or details, check the MS Join the Movement Facebook page online.