APRIL 2013 VIDEO
National Volunteer Week
is celebrated across the U.S. this week April 21-27. On behalf of the National MS Society board and staff members, thank you volunteers for helping us achieve our vision of a world free of MS. Here's a special video for you.
Watch on YouTube
FUNDRAISE FOR WALK MS
Walk MS is just over a week away! Keep fundraising and we will see you on May 5!
REGISTER FOR BIKE MS
Looking for a new challenge? Then Bike MS: Tour de Farms is for you!
June 22 & 23, DeKalb, Illinois.
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:
BE INSPIRED. GET CONNECTED. WALK MS.
Walk MS is almost here! On Sunday, May 5 friends & family, walkers & volunteers will come together at 11 different Walk sites in Illinois all on a mission to create a world free of MS.
Something new this year is our Walk Champions who are the public face of the Walk MS 2013 campaign. These are all individuals who are affected by MS in different ways and are having a major impact in their communities through their fundraising, awareness and activism.
Research is being conducted in many areas of MS such as physical rehabilitation, cognition and emotional health. To participate in local institutional recruitment for IRB approved studies, go to our new Research Studies page.
TELECONFERENCE ON MAY 13
It's Not Just in Your Head - Learn the prevalence of common MS symptoms of anxiety, depression and mood swings. Understand the physiological and psychosocial causes of these symptoms and explore strategies for facing these symptoms.
PROGRAM: DO YOU NEED TO SEE A NEUROLOGIST?
The Greater Illinois Chapter and the North Shore MS Comprehensive Care Center have combined their outreach efforts to provide a community event on May 16 at Highland Park Hospital. The focus will be on MS care and other related topics. Dr. Zulma Hernandez a bilingual Spanish speaking MS specialist will be one of several experts presenting. We hope that you can join us!
KANE COUNTY COUGARS BASEBALL GAME
Join us on Saturday, June 1, for our popular, annual Northern Illinois MS Family baseball outing to watch the Kane Couty Cougars, the Cubs Class A affiliate, in action at Elfstrom Stadium in Geneva. Space is limited.
MS WELLNESS SUMMIT
Save the date for the next MS Wellness Summit on June 8 in Quad Cities from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Registration will open May 15.
BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON
We have post close spots available. Join the Race to Stop MS Team by contacting Melissa at Melissa.Foley@nmss.org.
PEPPER PARTNER PROGRAM
Bring this voucher when you visit any of the Illinois Chili’s & 10% of your purchase will benefit the Greater IL Chapter through May 31.
Support the Society with an immediate donation:
Support the Society with 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