1501 Reedsdale St., Pittsburgh, 15233
10 Window Air Conditioner 10,000 BTU Units at $250 per unit
The Chapter provides free window air conditioner units to persons with Multiple Sclerosis. In 2010, the Chapter purchased 45 for $21,470.
People with MS experience a temporary worsening of their symptoms when the weather is very hot, if they run a fever, sunbathe, get overheated from exercise, or take very hot showers. Some people notice that their vision becomes blurred when they get overheated, a phenomenon known as Uhthoff's sign. As cooling works to decrease their symptoms, people with MS are able to participate more independently in activities of daily living.