WMSN FOX 47
 

FOX 47 - Health News

MADISON (WMSN) -- The UW MadHatters are a staple on campus. The acapella group touches the hearts of people with their voices.


The 17 member group are now using their voices to help find a cure to multiple sclerosis.


Two members of the University of Wisconsin MadHatters, Drew Lake and Mark Dennison didn't realize they had more than music in common, as they spoke backstage.


"I had mentioned my Dad being diagnosed with MS," said Drew Lake, member of the UW MadHatters.


"And I was like no way! My Dad has MS too that's crazy," said Mark Dennison, member of the UW MadHatters.


"My Dad started showing signs of MS when I was about 6-years-old. He can't really feel his fingers or toes anymore, at least as much as he used to as a carpenter that's tough," said Lake.


Mark remembers his father being diagnosed in 2004.


"He ran three Chicago Marathons, now he can barely do 30 minutes of exercise," said Dennison.


"MS attacks your central nervous system it prevents your brain from sending messages to the body," said Becky Hall, UW Sophomore and creator of Going For Ten Thousand.


Becky Hall joined the effort to help raise money for The Wisconsin Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through her organization called Going For Ten Thousand. The group is donating part of the proceeds from music sales at their Concert Saturday to the fight against MS.


"I guess it really shows the difference young people can make," said Hall.


Here's how you can help:


The MadHatters are donating a portion of the proceeds from music sales and you can check them out this weekend.


Their spring concert is Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre.


For more information, Click Here.

UW MadHatters raising money for MS Research

Video List

Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!

Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)

Boston mayor wants ban on chewing tobacco at ballparks
From iconic Fenway Park to little league fields in Southie, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants to ban the use of snuff and chewing tobacco in sports venues across the city.

Mindfulness-based therapy eases veterans' PTSD symptoms
Some veterans may experience a sharper decline in symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy than with other forms of group treatment, a study suggests.

CDC: 37,000 US infection-related deaths preventable over five years
Closer coordination between healthcare facilities and public health departments could save 37,000 U.S. lives over five years by preventing infections from antibiotic-resistant germs and from a nasty intestinal bug called C. difficile, according to a government report released on Tuesday.

US health regulator issues new cleaning guide for superbug-prone device
Hospitals that can afford it should take steps beyond those recommended by the manufacturer to clean and disinfect a type of device at the center of a recent superbug outbreak in the United States, health regulators said on Tuesday.

Special veg-rich diet may slow cognitive decline in elderly, study shows
A diet rich in green leafy vegetables, beans, berries, whole grains and wine can help to slow normal brain aging and cognitive decline, researchers said on Tuesday.

Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
7:00pm Masterchef
8:00pm Home Free
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Mike & Molly
10:35pm Mike & Molly
11:05pm Two and a Half Men
11:35pm The Simpsons
12:05am Community


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix