Cooling Program

DISASTER RELIEF ONLY: The Cooling Program is completed for 2017, but applications are being accepted from those in disaster areas who are without power. Only applications from a current disaster zone will be accepted until the program reopens for applications in 2018.

More often than not, heat and MS don’t mix. As body temperature rises, weakness, fatigue, visual disturbances, and other symptoms can become aggravated and temporarily worsen. While heat does not actually make MS worse, it does alter the passage of nerve impulses, causing a feeling of weakness, especially in the limbs.

But keeping cool can help you work, shop, and maintain your home during the summer months. It can also help you reclaim countless activities associated with the warmer seasons, like gardening, fishing, walking, biking, family outings, barbecues, and baseball games.  Our Cooling Program offers a variety of items, free of charge, that will help you stay cool in the heat. Available items include:

  • Cooling vests
  • Neck wraps
  • Wristbands
  • Hats

Our program cycle begins on February 1 and continues through June 1.