PARTNERS IN MS CARE
Partners in MS Care is a National MS Society program that recognizes and supports quality MS care. The Society believes that people living with MS receive optimal care and support when strong collaborative relationships exist between health care professionals and the Society.
Our new MS Care partner is, NorthShore University HealthSystem MS Center, directed by Dr. Afif Hentati and Dr. Susan Rubin, with more than 900 active patients, serving Chicago's North Shore. Within the neurology practice, Dr. Zulma Hernandez also sees patients with multiple sclerosis. Care is coordinated by nurses Maryann Kavanagh and Terri Gehrke. With admitting privileges at Evanston, Glenbrook, and Highland Park hospitals, the neurologists can direct people to all comprehensive and emergency services. Both directors are members of the chapter’s Clinical Advisory Committee and participate as regular speakers at the annual research symposium as well as at support groups.
Greater Illinois Chapter continues to be at the forefront of MS
research. Over the past year, the National MS Society has invested over
$40 million to support more than 325 new and ongoing research projects
around the world.
On this website,
you can find the latest news and trends in MS research, including
information about how to get involved and stay informed, research
studies and clinical trials taking place in your area, details about the
Chapter’s two Research Symposiums, profiles of statewide researchers,
links to the Society’s national research page, and more.
TELECONFERENCE ON APRIL 8
Calm Before the Storm -
Learn how to plan for a natural disaster and gain insight into special
considerations for people with disabilities. Explore community resources
ILLINOIS STATE LOTTERY
Our new Illinois State Lottery instant-win ticket “The MS Project” is now available at retail outlets throughout the state.
Tickets are $2 each and 100% of net proceeds from ticket sales go towards MS research in Illinois.
Please make sure to spread the word to family and friends!
BE AN MS ACTIVIST
of the many ways you can get involved to support the mission of the
National MS Society is by becoming an MS Activist. Volunteers like you
can help us advocate for change through federal, state and local
To learn more, visit us online.
SEEKING A SPEAKER FOR YOUR EVENT?
MS Ambassador Program is available if you would like to invite a
speaker at your own fundraising event, business luncheon or community
health fair. The purpose of the program is to increase public awareness
of multiple sclerosis and the National MS Society in the community. We
have trained volunteers who are prepared to speak about their connection
to MS and spread the information about the Society. To invite a
speaker, please contact Jocelyn Cheng at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.423.1139.
OLIVER'S PIZZA & PUB
Oliver’s is donating a percentage of their sale to the National MS Society throughout the month of March. Visit them at:
1231 E Samuel Ave.
Peoria Heights, IL
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 the Greater IL
Chapter through May 31.