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October Core Values - Integrity


Watch the greater Illinois Chapter Staff discuss Integrity and the importance of striving for Integrity in all that we do to support our mission to end MS forever.

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Registration is now open for Walk MS 2013 and the site has a new look.

Visit the Walk MS website>> 

Bike MS 2013 Registration Opens in Early November

ILD Bike MS 2012 logo interimCyclists, thanks for an amazingly successful year! Check back in early November to register for Bike MS: Tour de Farms 2013 on a newly designed website that will be simpler and easier to use. 

Visit the Bike MS website>>

New Volunteer Facebook Group! 

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Are you a Chapter volunteer or interested in being one? We invite you to connect with other volunteers and learn about upcoming opportunities by joining our new Chapter Volunteer Facebook Group! 

Join the Volunteer Facebook Group>>


Support Group Members: Volunteer and Join a Committe!
Join the Movement and be among the hundreds of volunteers that participate in Walk MS.  We need dedicated volunteers, like you, to help plan the event by joining a Walk MS Committee!  There are a variety of ways to get involved, from obtaining sponsorships to providing logistical support. For more information contact Jocelyn Cheng at 312.423.1139 or  jocelyn.cheng@nmss.org.



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Tri-County Holiday Party (Peoria)

Come join us on Sunday, December 2 at the Tri-County Holiday Party.  Enjoy a fun-filled evening compliments of the Greater Illinois Chapter and Peoria Community Volunteers!

Register here>>

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Community Events

11th Annual Raising Awareness Fundraiser at 115 Bourbon Street

Please join us Saturday, November 3 to raise funds and awareness for the National MS Society. Tickets are $30 which includes all you can eat plus draft beer and wine.  There will also be lots of raffle items and split the pot.  View flyer here.

UNO Restaurant


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

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National MS Society Scholarship Program Accepting New Applications

Applications for National MS Society Scholarship Program 2013 awards are now available on the Society's Scholarship Program page.

Learn more>>

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MS Aquatics Program Instructor Training

Are you a certified aquatics instructor? If so, a specialized training course on how to modify your class for people living with MS takes place Saturday, November 3, at the Palos Health and Fitness Center in Orland Park.

RSVP here>>

Success with MS

Newley Diagnosed - Success with MS

The Greater Illinois Chapter invites you to attend a free, two-part educational series for people who have been newly diagnosed with MS--or who have first-time questions about their MS--at the office of the National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter, beginning Wednesday, November 7.

RSVP here>>


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Celebrate at MS Soirée on Saturday, November 10

You're invited to MS Soirée, Multiple Solutions, the Chapter's Junior Board, annual cocktailing event on Saturday, November 10, at the luxurious Swissotel Chicago!

Get your tickets>>



Upcoming Midwest Teleconference Series:  Exercise may be a pain, but a lot to gain - Monday, November 12

On the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m., you can call-in to the Midwest Regional Teleconference Series. These teleconferences discuss different aspects of living with multiple sclerosis and are presented by experts from participating chapters.

RSVP here>>


Half Court Classic

On Saturday, January 19, 2013, the Greater Illinois Chapter plays host to MS Half Court Classic 2013 at Chicago's United Center.  Your four-on-four team can play through a 20-team bracket to raise funds for over 20,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in Illinois.  As the basketball season hits its peak, relive your glory years on the hardwood, at the home of the Chicago Bulls.

To register, contact Melissa Foley at melissa.foley@nmss.org or 312.421.4500

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Recent Headlines from the National MS Society:

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

  MS Trial Alert: Investigators Recruiting for Personalized T Cell Immunotherapy Study in Secondary-Progressive MS

  Weight Training Improves Walking and Quality of Life in a Small Study of Women with MS: Unique Society-supported study design features in-depth interviews with participants

  Study Takes Step Towards Personalized Medicine for Prognosis and Treatment in MS

  Update: Canadian Government Announces Research Team Launching Clinical Trial to Treat CCSVI

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 National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter
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