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This month's video will take you through the online Bike MS Participant Center.

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Walk MS 201 Logo.jpg March is MS Awareness month, a perfect time to start fundraising. Register today!

May 5, 11 statewide sites.


Bike MS 2013Logo.jpgGet your heart pumping and your mind racing as you push yourself beyond limits you never dreamed possible!

June 22 & 23, DeKalb, Illinois.


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Do It Yourself Fundraising is an opportunity for you to raise awareness and critical funds in new and creative ways.


Volunteers are needed for the following special events. Please click on the links to sign up:

USOLE 4-miler – Race to Stop MS event on April 25.

Walk MS event on May 5.  Company and school groups are needed.

Bike the Drive – Bike MS booth on May 26.


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The Universal Sole 4 Mile Classic, a chip-timed 4-mile run/walk along Chicago’s Riverwalk path, will take place in the Park at Lakeshore East, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Greater IL Chapter.

Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

The Park at Lakeshore East
(start & finish)

450 E Benton Place
Chicago, IL 60611 

Discount code for USOLE, $5 off: USOLEFMC2013


MS Cares

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.


The 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.


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 to help. 


MSProject.jpgOur 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!


One 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 government.

To learn more, visit us online.


GIC MS Ambassador LogoThe 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 jocelyn.cheng@nmss.org or 312.423.1139.


PIZZAPUB.png 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


chilis-logo.jpgBring 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.

Recent Headlines from the National MS Society:

  Every Connection Counts during MS Awareness Week, March 11-17

  National MS Society-Supported Studies Point to Possibility That Dietary Salt May Stimulate Activity of Key Immune Cells Involved in MS Attacks

 Researchers report on brain imaging to detect tissue damage associated with cognitive impairment in MS – may help determine benefits of treatments

 First Published Results from National MS Society-Funded CCSVI Study

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

PAVE the Way: Participate | Advocate | Volunteer | Educate

 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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