Secretary of State’s Medical Cannabis Task Force discusses concepts of 2018 Legislative proposal

Members of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Rep. John Sims’ medical cannabis task force on Thursday discussed the concepts of a legislative proposal for the 2018 legislative session. The legislation is anticipated to be bipartisan. “In the weeks since we announced this effort on medical cannabis, I’ve heard the stories of Kentuckians in every part of the state – countless...

Secretary of State meets with advocates to discuss ‘patient-centered’ medical marijuana legislation

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Tuesday initiated discussions about Kentucky medical marijuana legislation with a panel of experts and advocates in Frankfort. Grimes announced the effort last week. “I came to Frankfort to help people, and there are thousands of Kentuckians who need and are begging for medical marijuana to help ease their pain,” said Grimes. “Today’s...

Secretary of State convening task force to propose legislative action to legalize medical marijuana

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is convening a task force of Kentuckians to focus on a legislative proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, Grimes announced Wednesday. The group will also study and propose potential implementation and regulation processes. “Too many Kentuckians are suffering from debilitating physical and mental illnesses. Most have lived with the effects...

Swim for MS: Local swimmer raising funds and awareness for those living with multiple sclerosis

Adrianne Cornish, a school teacher from Lexington, is using her summer vacation time to support a great cause – Adrianne is swimming 100 meters for every dollar donated to her Swim for MS campaign. The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America’s (MSAA) Swim for MS fundraiser is a perfect fit for Adrianne, who found out about the program by searching for volunteer opportunities on the internet....

Misters for MS bachelor auction event in Louisville will benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The new Misters for MS is a tall, dark, and handsome fundraiser benefitting the Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Set for July 27, Misters for MS will take place at the beautiful Louisville Water Tower and is presented by Hilliard Lyons. Set for 6 -10 p.m., Misters for MS includes a silent auction with more than 50 items. Light bites and cocktails will...

UK law student will bike cross country from Maine to Seattle to raise money for MS research, treatment

Caleb Taylor, a second-year law student at the University of Kentucky College of Law, will hit the road this summer, cycling from Maine to Seattle, to raise awareness (and funds) for multiple sclerosis (MS) research and treatment. As part of “Bike the US for MS,” Taylor and other volunteer bicyclists will ride through 15 states in 69 days, pedaling a total of 4,295 miles. They will begin...

SmartHealthToday: Finding a cure for MS starts with awareness and education; research matters

By Shelly Reese SmartHealthToday March is National MS Education and Awareness Month. Why is education and awareness so important? It’s the first step toward research and finding a cure, says Randy Nickum, coordinator of logistics and volunteer engagement for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Ohio Valley chapter. Worldwide, more than 2.3 million people suffer from MS, a chronic disease of...

Those with MS can learn ‘To Live in the Fast Lane’ at Jan. 23 program at Baptist Health center

Those with MS Can Learn ‘To Live in the Fast Lane’ in Jan. 23 Program The Baptist Health Multiple Sclerosis Center invites anyone with multiple sclerosis (MS) to attend its “How to Live in the Fast Lane with Multiple Sclerosis” program from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Education Center Auditorium on the lower level of the 1720 Building at Baptist Health Lexington. Topics to be covered...

Multiple Sclerosis patients, others to benefit from Unruh Charitable Foundation $10K gift

The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has received a $10,000 gift from the Unruh Charitable Foundation Inc. that will benefit 300 multiple sclerosis patients at the Beaumont Centre Family YMCA in Lexington.   The grant will be used to purchase and install a ceiling-mounted patient lift and straight rail system for the Saint Joseph Therapy Room located at the Beaumont...