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Review for Alaska Multiple Sclerosis Center Inc, Anchorage, AK, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This charity is a by the members and for the members organization. All people with Ms are welcome to join and even those with other neurolgical disorders have joined in the fun. We promote a better quality of life by teaching classes in strategies to deal with the condition, invite speakers with great knowlege and experience in the field to give informative talks on the various symptoms of the disease and therapies available. We have all kinds of fun programs that are adapted to the needs of MS sufferers, such as horseback riding, yoga, masssage, chair exercises a swimming program and others. We have art therapy classes like water color painting and life boards with collages. It's also a wonderful place to meet for support group or a tea party and other social events with others who are similarly effected by this disease. Our library is full of information and there is wonderful peer support available. I really enjoy the time I spend there and Know that it greatly imroves my quality of life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My depression has lessened greatly since I joined. My overall health has improved and instead of hiding from life am now fully involved, even working part time. I've lost my self-consciousness, made many friends and had a positive impact on them as well.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get even more people involved in it, get more people to donate to it and spend even more time there.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The wonderful friends I've made.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

People just like me!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have clones of itself in every large and medium sized town in Alaska.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to enjoy it.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The economy. funding is necessary but hard to come by.

One thing I'd also say is that...

If you're not a "joiner" and don't come in and see what there is here for you, you ae missing something that can change your life so much for the better.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & Promoted the organization by attending health fairs and Saturday Markets, taught classes in living well with a chronic condition, served one term as Board secretary and am now a regular board member.