*Los Angeles, CA | In support of the forthcoming September 2017 launch event and multiple sclerosis campaign for women of color, legendary hip-hop artist, Nasir “Nas” Jones, has used his celebrity to bring awareness to the millions of women that are suffering from the unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system.

Earlier this month, Nas showed the power of hip-hop to fight diseases that disproportionately affect many women of color.

Nas shared the #WeAreIllmatic campaign video to over 3.5 million of his followers stating: “Salute. I am rocking with Y’all. Fight MS.”

The campaign, which is inspired by the icon’s 1994 chart topping album, has 10 key tent poles which reflect the songs from the album.

The first tent pole, GENESIS, is the campaign launch event taking place on September 18, 2017 in Los Angeles.

To learn more about the campaign and/or make a donation, please visit: weareillmatic.com

victoria reese - campaign founder - we are illmatic

Victoria Reese, campaign founder

After being diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis in 2012, Victoria Reese, went on a quest to find out more information about the disease. In her search, she saw a void – there weren’t many people that looked like her, that were represented in the MS community. Where are the women of color? Where are the millennials?

Founder, influencer, and activist, Victoria Reese, serves as the youngest woman of color ambassador of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

#WeAreIllmatic is a campaign that unites Women of Color from around the world who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis who are redefining what sick looks like.

 

 

 

 

 

source:
Ashlie Williams
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