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January 2013 Video

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See Chapter President, John Blazek, discuss the great fundraising season ahead.

 Watch on YouTube

Walk MS is Where We Connect 

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Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today at walkmsillinois.org.  

Join us June 22 & 23 at Bike MS

ILD Bike MS 2012 logo interimWhether you're new to Bike MS or ride every year, together we will raise money, have fun, and make a difference in the lives of people living with MS. 

Register today at bikemsillinois.org.


Join the Movement and Volunteer for Upcoming Events!

Registration is now open for individuals and groups to help on the day of the event for Walk MS May 5 and Bike MS June 22 & 23. Go to the following websites to learn more about volunteer opportunities and to sign up.

Learn about more volunteer opportunities on our volunteer page today!

New Year's Resolution:  Volunteer More

Do something good for yourself and for others by volunteering more. Join our Facebook Volunteer Group to learn about volunteer opportunities with the Greater IL Chapter, to network with fellow volunteers and be inspired to volunteer.


News from MS Learn Online

The National MS Society and MS Learn Online invite you to view the online webcast What You Need To Know about Aubagio®.

Join us to learn about the latest approved disease modifying treatment Aubagio® (teriflunomide). In this presentation Dr. Bowen and Dr. Jung-Henson discuss: clinical trial results; side effects; should you switch therapy; costs and availability of Aubagio®

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A Workshop Series for Newly Diagnosed

Success with MS is a program that covers a wide range of topics on living with an MS diagnosis. This two week program takes place on Wednesdays, February 6 & 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Consultants in Neurology in Northbrook. Presenters are Dr. Daniel Wynn and Dr. Fred Bylsma. Attendance at both sessions is required.



Registration is Open for MS Youth Camp 2013

Have fun and connect with other young people affected by MS! Youth Camp is an opportunity for young people who have a parent or household member living with MS to share a summer adventure, build friendships and create memories to last a lifetime. Register today!

Teleconference:  What's Happening NOW - MS Research 

On February 11, learn how the National MS Society supports and funds MS research, and receive the latest information on breakthroughs in MS research. Presenter: Dr. Bruce Bebo, AVP, Discovery Research, National MS Society. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, February 6.

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Drink Argo Tea

Argo Tea continues to partner with the Greater Illinois Chapter by donating 10% of sales of their new seasonal signature drink, ValenTea Passion, to the Society. In January & February, Argo Tea will also host these events at a  neighborhood cafe:

RSVP to jocelyn.cheng@nmss.org.

January 22: MS Ambassador Speaker Presentation featuring ABC 7 Chicago’s meteorologist, Tracy Butler (Space is limited to 20 people.)
5:30 to 6:15 p.m., One N. Dearborn, Chicago

January 29: Volunteer Recruitment Meet & Greet – learn about volunteer opportunities
5:30 to 7 p.m., 819 N. Rush, Chicago

February 9:  Team Week – learn about how you can fundraise as a team for Walk, Bike & Race MS; noon to 2 p.m., 1596 Sherman Ave, Evanston

RSVP to jocelyn.cheng@nmss.org

Click here to learn more>>



Pepper Partner Program

Bring this voucher when you visit (Dine In or To Go) any of the Illinois Chili’s location and 10% of your purchase (excluding taxes) will benefit: National MS Society, Greater IL Chapter from January 10 to May 31.

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 >>

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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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