Handball With Heart

This week Wall Ball World is proud to introduce you to an organization dedicated to the battle against Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). This organization was created by an “old school” NYC handball player named Miles, who’s family has been personally affected by this disease. Please join Miles and “The Doyen & Doyenne Senior Handball Association, INC.” in their efforts and join the “M.S.” movement!

The Doyen & Doyenne Senior Handball Assn., INC.

First Annual Senior “Invitational” Tournament

Donations to Benefit

THE NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY of NYC

Southern NY Chapter

Sunday, September 2nd

Location: W4th Street Handball Courts – west 3rd & 6th ave, New York, NY, USA

For more information contact Miles: doyenoldschool@nyc.rr.com

Congratulations and good luck in all future endeavors to our new Players of the Week, The Doyen & Doyenne Senior Handball Association, INC. 

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects women more than men. The disorder is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, but can be seen at any age.

MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve signals slow down or stop.

The nerve damage is caused by inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the body’s own immune cells attack the nervous system. This can occur along any area of the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord.

It is unknown what exactly causes this to happen. The most common thought is that a virus or gene defect, or both, are to blame. Environmental factors may play a role.

You are slightly more likely to get this condition if you have a family history of MS or live in an part of the world where MS is more common.