About the National MS Society:
The National MS Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the rest of the body. Symptoms range from reduced or lost mobility to numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis.
In 2013 alone, through our home office and 50-state network of chapters, we devoted $145.2 million to programs and services that assisted more than a million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested over $48 million to support more than 380 research projects around the world.
A personal appeal:
|My reasons for supporting the MS Society are very personal. In 2008 my sister in law was diagnosed with MS, or Multiple Sclerosis. Within 24 hours of her first symptoms she was hospitalized for treatment and spent the next week learning how to cope and live with a chronic disease, which at any point could leave her without the ability to function on her own. Thanks to the National MS Society, especially the Greater New England Chapter, she was able to connect with doctors, volunteers and other patients who were able to provide the much needed information, and solace, she was seeking during this very difficult time.|
|Since 2010 I have been participating in a wonderful event, the MS Challenge Walk, a 3 day – 50 mile walk on Cape Cod, put on by the Greater New England chapter, to raise money for research and awareness for this degenerative disease that still effects so many. This September I will hit the road once again and complete another 50 miles in support of my sister in law in hopes that one day, walks like these are no longer needed. Please consider making a donation to this wonderful cause!||