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THE HARD TRUTH
OVER 2.5 MILLION PEOPLE ARE DIAGNOSED WITH MS WORLDWIDE, ABOUT 500,000 INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE U.S.
YOU CAN GET MS AT ANY AGE, BUT
MOST PEOPLE ARE DIAGNOSED BETWEEN THE AGES 20 - 40
IN THE UNITED STATES, ABOUT 200 NEW CASES ARE DIAGNOSED EACH WEEK
THE RATIO OF WOMEN TO MEN WITH MS IS 2 : 1.
COMPARED WITH OTHER CHRONIC CONDITIONS, MS RANKS 2ND IN TERMS OF COSTLINESS. MS COSTS, PER PATIENT, PER YEAR, ANYWHERE FROM $8,528 TO $54,244 IN THE UNITED STATES.
THE UNITED STATES HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF DEATHS CAUSED BY MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.
For the past four years, 'Theta Chi Date Auction' has been held every spring at the University of Tampa. The event is open to UT's community in efforts to fundraise for Sal's Soldiers and allowing a platform for UT's Theta Chi Fraternity to connect with it's community on a philanthropic level.
The dates auctioned are donated by local businesses in the Tampa Bay Area and auctioned off to the highest bidders. The event is a lively night filled of music, food, education and fun all while supporting our fight against Multiple Sclerosis. The event has shown a great success with our organization and we look forward to continuing this tradition annually. We would like to thank Theta Chi, the University of Tampa, and our generous donors for their continued support with this event!
The 'Sal's Soldiers Flag Football Tournament' was held on May 3rd at the Pepin Stadium, located in the center of UT's Campus. The tournament consisted of eight teams that showcased their athletic abilities in a high-level competition.