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Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Inc.

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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Health, Human Services, Nerve, Muscle & Bone Diseases, Neurology & Neuroscience

Mission: The Multiple Sclerosis Association (MSA) is a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 10,000 people affected by multiple sclerosis

Programs: MSAA provides free, vital programs and services in all 50 states, such as: a toll-free Helpline; award-winning publications including a magazine, The Motivator; website featuring educational videos and research updates; S.E.A.R.C.H.â„¢ program to assist the MS community with learning about different treatment choices; a mobile phone app, My MS Managerâ„¢; a resource database, My MS Resource Locator; equipment distribution; educational events and activities; MRI funding; and more.

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Rating: 2

How can this charity be 3-star rated by CharityNavigator and 4-star rated by Guidestar reviewers when they dedicate less than 1/2 of revenues (44.3%) to "programs" and OVER half (51.6%) of revenues to FUNDRAISING? It seems that the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (81% of revenues to programs) is a much better "charitable investment".

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Rating: 5

I am a donor and friend of two people who are Multiple Sclerosis patients. Both receive wonderful support and advice from this group. Their lives are made better through the work of these people and I am appreciative of their hepl.

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agaliazzi 03/05/2013

Hello Mariel, Thank you for your review of the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) MSAA is a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. We appreciate your kind words and are glad to have helped your two friends. Please know that we are always available if you have any questions (800) 532-7667. Best, Angel Galiazzi MSAA

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