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December Holiday Video


The Greater Illinois Chapter wishes you and yours a wonderful holiday season. We have had a great year, and look forward to a fantastic 2013.

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Be Inspired. Get Connected.
Walk MS.

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Register today for Walk MS 2013 at walkmsillinois.org.  Connect with others and start your fundraising.

Bike MS 2013: Registration is Open

ILD Bike MS 2012 logo interimBe a part of Bike MS:  Tour de Farms and get ready for the ride of your life.

Register today at bikemsillinois.org.

Pub Crawl

Multiple Solutions, the junior board of the Greater Illinois Chapter invites you to take part in the 16th annual MS2 Pub Crawl on Saturday, January 5!

Purchase your ticket>>

Teleconference:  African Amercians get MS Too

Understand the prevalence of MS in the African American community, learn how the disease impacts African Americans differently and explore various Society-provided resources. Register for the next Midwest Teleconference Series, taking place at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15.

Register here>>

Now is a Great Time for Giving!

As we approach the end of 2012, many give thought to the causes we value and want to support. By making a donation, you support the more than 20,000 people affected by MS in Illinois.

For more information, contact Jill Robisch at 312.423.1174 or jill.robisch@nmss.org.

Learn more here>>



In January, our staff and MS Ambassadors will be at neighborhood Argo Tea cafes:

* January 7 & 10: Team Week Rallies

* January 22: MS Ambassador Speaker Presentation

* January 29: Volunteer Recruitment Meet-up

Click here to learn more>>

RSVP to jocelyn.cheng@nmss.org

Tea's the Season to be Jolly!

As you’re enjoying the winter weather and holiday season, please remember to support the Chapter’s partnership with Argo Tea.

From now until February 2013, Argo Tea will donate 10% of net proceeds from their seasonal drink.  This month, purchase the White FrosTea Chocolate, to support the National MS Society.

Visit one of their locations.


Hit the Court to Create a World Free of MS

It’s time to lace up your kicks and make some magic at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls! You and your team can play in this 4-on-4 basketball tournament in the house that Jordan built at MS Half Court Classic on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Register your team>>

 Ill Lottery
Illinois Lottery Funds MS Research Projects

Nearly $1 million in new MS research projects were launched by the National MS Society thanks to funds from a scratch-off ticket from the Illinois Lottery. Eight one-year projects at universities across Illinois are focusing on reversing MS damage through novel rehabilitation techniques and approaches to stimulating nervous system repair.


Gas Station Accessibility Bill Passed

The Illinois House of Representatives culminated the 2012 Veto Session by unanimously passing legislation that assists people with physical disabilities in refueling their automobiles. HB4866 amends the Motor Fuel Sales Act, giving people with mobility disabilities greater access at gasoline service stations within the community.



Become a Speaker Through our MS Ambassador Program

At various times throughout the year, the National MS Society attends community events and fairs to increase awareness of MS and the mission. Volunteer speakers, or MS Ambassadors, play an important role in representing the Society at these events. We are in need of volunteers to serve in this role for 2013, especially those who live in central Illinois or outside of the Chicagoland area. An application, screening and training process are required.

Contact Jocelyn Cheng at jocelyn.cheng@nmss.org for more details.


Make a Difference at Walk MS

There’s still time to apply as a volunteer event planning committee member. We are currently seeking volunteers from these community areas: Rockford, North Shore, Northwest Suburbs, St. Charles and Joliet. If you have strong organizational and communication skills, work well in a team setting and are committed to the mission to help plan the event, contact Jocelyn Cheng at 312.423.1139 or jocelyn.cheng@nmss.org.


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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