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Cooling Equipment Distribution

MSAA provides cooling vests (such as the one pictured above) to individuals with MS who qualify for the program.

Many people with multiple sclerosis are heat sensitive. MS research has proven that heat and humidity often aggravate common MS symptoms. MS research has also proven that cooling the body can help lessen the negative effects of heat and humidity on a person with MS.

The most common cooling product is a full-size vest that contains insulated pockets which hold small ice packs. The vests are worn over clothing and provide a temporary cooling relief which can last up to a few hours.

Recently, manufacturers have also developed smaller, lightweight vests which are designed to be worn under clothing. These smaller vests offer less cooling relief but are easily hidden for discreet use and comfortable to wear while at work, on the go, or exercising. In addition to the vests, companies have created a variety of cooling wraps to fit the neck, wrists and ankles, giving people more options and the ability to stay active while cooling.

The MSAA Cooling Program offers MS clients who qualify a choice of:

•  A Cooling Kit which includes a vest worn under clothing with a variety of accessories for the neck, wrists and ankles; or

•  A Standard Cooling Vest which is worn over clothing.

MSAA encourages you to consider these options and make your selection carefully as there are no returns or exchanges. Any questions, call MSAA at 800-532-7667 or email clientservices@msassociation.org.

To Apply for This Program

* Please understand that due to high demand,MSAA estimates it will take up to three (3) weeks to process your order once you've returned the application and all required documents. Orders will be processed on a first-come,first-served basis.Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Step 1: Download the Program Application.
Submit just one application form to cover your selections.
Step 2: Please complete the forms online, print, and sign the forms.
Step 3: Mail the completed forms and any necessary additional documentation (see the Program Application) to:

Attn: Program Coordinator - Cooling Equipment Distribution
706 Haddonfield Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013