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November Thanksgiving Turkey Bloopers


The Greater Illinois Chapter Staff enjoy making these videos, we do flup up from time to time.  Watch this collection of turkeys just in time for Thanksgiving.  Enjoy!

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Walk MS Registration is Open ILD Walk MS logo (no year) 

Our Walk MS website has got a new look, check it out and register today.

Visit the Walk MS website>> 

Bike MS 2013 Registration is Open

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Visit the Bike MS website>>

Now is a Great Time for Giving! 
Please consider including the Society in your year-end giving plans; click the "Donate Now" link at the bottom of this newsletter, or for more information contact Jill Robisch, at 312.423.1174 or jill.robisch@nmss.org.  

Volunteers:  Share Your Story
Tell us your volunteer story by taking this brief survey; your answers will inspire others to Join the Movement - you might even see your story in future publications.  Thank you in advance for your response.

Eat at UNO's


Come support a dough raiser to benefit the National MS Society!  Use this voucher at UNO Schaumburg on November 16, 17 & 18 and up to 20% of your check will be donated to the Greater Illinois Chapter!

It's Tea Time!


The Greater Illinois Chapter has been selected as Argo Tea's nonprofit partner this season.  From Nov. 2012 to Feb. 2013, Argo Tea will donate 10% of net proceeds from their seasonal drink sales to the National MS Society.  This month's seasonal drink is the White FrosTea Choccolate.  Please support this charity partnership by visiting one of ther locations. Want to know more?  Click here.



Join the Conversation

Register and call in for the next Midwest Teleconference Series, taking place at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10.  This series' topic is "Don't quit your day job."

RSVP here>>


Get into the Holiday Spirit

Join us on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Tri-County Holiday Party.  Enjoy a fun-filled evening, compliments of the Greater Illinois Chapter and Peoria community Volunteers!

Register here>>


Thank You Research Symposium Attendees

Thank you to the more than 350 people who came to this year's Research Symposium.  We hope you found it informative, and if you'd like to watch Dr. Hauser's keynote address, or hear the break-out session's audio recordings, please click here.

To request a DVD call the IRC at 1.800.644.4867.


  2013 pubcrawl

Pub Crawl

The 16th Annual MS2 Pub Crawl is fast approaching on Saturday, Jan. 5 in the South Port Corridor in Wrigleyville.  Be one of the hundreds who make this bar-hopping fundraising day one to remember.

Registration Coming Soon!



Slam Dunk MS at the Half Court Classic

It's time to lace up and register your team for MS Half Court Classic, our 4-on-4 basketball tournament on Saturday, Jan. 19, on the Bull's home court at the United Center.

To register, contact Melissa Foley at melissa.foley@nmss.org or 312.423.1140.

Read PDF about event>>  

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Volunteer by Joining a Committee

The success of Walk MS depends on many factors such as the dedication and leadership of event planning volunteers  We are currently recruiting volunteers who have strong organizational and communication skills, work well in a team setting and are committed to the mission to help plan the event.  For more information contact Jocelyn Cheng at 312.423.1139 or jocelyn.cheng@nmss.org.

Click here for more information>>


Recent Headlines from the National MS Society:

   Fast Forward Collaborations Aim to Speed MS Diagnosis and Monitoring

  New Prize Launched To Recognize Innovative Research in MS -- Barancik Prize largest ever cash prize to spur progress toward a cure

  Male sex hormone testosterone shows nerve-protecting capabilities in mice with MS-like disease

  Results published of successful phase III trials of intravenous alemtuzumab for relapsing MS

   Results of More Than 1250 Studies Shared at Global MS Research Meeting

 More headlines >>



Support the Society with an immediate donation:

Make a donation to the Greater Illinois Chapter





Support the Society with planned giving:

Learn about the Lawry Circle for Planned Giving

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 National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter
525 West Monroe Street, Suite 900, Chicago IL 60661
1.800.344.4867 | MSillinois.org | MSillinois@gmail.com


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