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How YOUR Funds Are Used

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS NOW. This means we actively raise funds to provide programs and services for people with MS and to fund cutting-edge research to move us closer to a world free of multiple sclerosis.

$0.78 of every dollar funds programs, education, advocacy, and research
$0.22 of every dollar covers fundraising and administration costs 

 

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Local Programs and Education

The dollars you raise make a direct impact on the lives of those affected by multiple sclerosis.  Your funds support the many programs and services the National Capital Chapter offers to help empower individuals and their families, including:

Education Programs   Medical Referrals
Support Groups and Counseling   Equipment Assistance
Respite Services   Recreation and Wellness Programs
Direct Financial Assistance   Support for Families
Employment Programs   Transportation Assistance

While you are setting your sights on a goal for your fundraising campaign, here is an idea of the vital services that you can help provide a local resident who is affected by MS.   

$300 - $400 Provides durable medical equipment for a person living with MS.
$2,000 - $2,500 Provides an electric wheelchair for a person living with MS.
$3,000 Provides a support program for a child whose parent is living with MS.
$5,000 Supports a one-day education program for families living with MS.
$12,000 - $15,000 Provides a weekend of in-home healthcare for 20 people living with MS.

MS Research

The National MS Society invests nearly $50 million each year to support more than 440 new and ongoing MS research projects as part of its international effort to prevent, treat, and cure MS.  Significant advances have been made in both clinical and laboratory studies of MS. In addition, more than 130 clinical trials are underway around the world with over one dozen final-phase trials of new therapies including some taken by mouth.

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Learn more about the research projects the National MS Society is currently funding.

Now Campaign: Stop. Restore. End.

Research NOW is the National MS Society's quarterly research feature about what research is going now to improve care and treatement - and to find ways to prevent and cure MS.

We're moving forward!  Learn more about how far we've come with the history and timeline of research progress and how the Society has helped propel these advances.

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