BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts first lady Ann Romney is helping launch a new social media campaign to raise awareness about neurological disorders.
The campaign, called (hash)50Million Faces, encourages people with multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), Parkinson’s disease and brain tumors to share their personal experiences on Twitter and Facebook.
It also encourages people to donate to the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, which the Romneys founded at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston last year. The 66-year-old Romney was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998.
Former talk-show host Montel Williams and Jack Osbourne, who is rocker Ozzy Osbourne’s grown son, are among those participating. Both have multiple sclerosis. The mother of Pete Frates, a Boston man with ALS who inspired last year’s viral Ice Bucket Challenge, is also involved.
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