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The Silver State Lit Orange in Honor of Nevada’s Inaugural Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

By April 7, 2024No Comments
By Emma Williams

In honor of Nevada’s first statewide Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, TFG helped our client Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health light the state orange, the official color of multiple sclerosis (MS).

In July 2023, Senate Bill 286, the “David Humm” commemorative act, established the third week of March as Nevada’s MS Awareness Week.  In recognition, landmarks including the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, Reno’s Believe sculpture and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center on the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health campus lit up orange, the official color of MS.

Humm, posthumously honored at the 2023 Power of Love gala, a fundraiser for the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, was a Las Vegas Native who played most of his decade-long National Football League career with the Raiders before becoming a radio analyst and host for the team. Known as the “Original Las Vegas Raider,” he passed away in March 2018 from complications of MS. The law bearing his name raises awareness for the autoimmune disease and the resources available to those living with it.

An estimated 9,000 Nevadans are living with MS, which is the leading cause of non-traumatic disability in young adults.

While there is currently no cure for MS, there are effective disease-modifying therapies. Five of the latest medications approved for the treatment of the disease were all studied at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, giving Nevadans access to the latest treatments. The center also offers a variety of in person and virtual education, therapeutic and support programs at no-cost to Nevadans.