Mission: People affected by ms can live their best lives as we stop ms in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end ms forever.
Programs: Research - to move us closer to a world free of ms, in 2014, the arizona chapter contributed towards the national multiple sclerosis society's investment of an estimated $50. 6 million to support more than 380 research projects around the world aimed at stopping ms in its tracks, restoring function, and ending the disease forever. The society collaborates worldwide to develop solutions for everyone affected by ms, including those with progressive ms, through the accelerated discovery and commercial development of promising research discoveries, new ms therapies, and research tools.
society activities - costs associated with funding constituent and community service, public education, and professional education conducted nationwide (beyond the chapters territory) for the benefit of individuals living with ms. This past year, more than 200,000 people living with ms received information, emotional support, and connections to resources and programs through the society's ms navigator program. In addition, more than 100,000 people attended groups and programs, and over 1. 1 million people engaged in conversations and accessed information and support through the society's social media channels.
client programs - people living with ms, family members, caregivers and other members of their support systems connect to each other and to an extensive variety of programs, services and resources. Many community based programs facilitate education, recreation, physical and emotional wellness, connection with others with ms, and family communication. Other programs, such as the financial assistance program, support independence, safety, health and quality of life for people living with ms and their families by offering guidance and resources to help contain the financial and other impacts of ms.
The Airzona Chapter of the National MS Society works tirelessly to support individuals and families living with MS. The MS Walks, Bike MS, Women Against MS Luncheon, and Corks and Chords are all well-run fundraising events - raising much needed dollars to provide cutting edge research, services and programs. Volunteers are welcomed and critical to the success of their work. I started volunteering with this chapter when my son was diagnosed with MS 10 years ago. Our family participates in the Phoenix MS Walk and the WAMS Luncheon. I attended the National Leadership Conference this year and was amazed by the number of caring people working together to stop MS in it's tracks. This is an organization worth supporting. When my son was diagnosed, there were few treatment options to stop progression of the disease. Now there are many, and more being developed. Stopping progression is critical, and one step toward a cure. Thank you to all who have supported the NMSS. It is making a difference for our family, and all families living with MS.