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Come Join Us for Slugfest 2013 

Come join us for
MS Slugfest 2013

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Walk MS Fundraising for Walk MS continues through September 30, with a June 30 deadline to earn prizes. Fall Walk MS events take place on Sunday, September 8, in Peoria and Urbana. Register today!


Bike MS 2013Bike MS: Tour de Farms is June 22 & 23 in 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:

Bike MS: Tour de Farms 
If you are still interested in volunteering on June 22 & 23, please show up day of and report to volunteer check in. Contact: Jocelyn Cheng, 312-423-1139.

MS Slugfest
August 10 - Volunteers are key to making the MS Slugfest softball tournament a success. Help plan the event, cheer for players, run day-of-event activities, and so much more.


BIKE MS 2013

Bike MS:  Tour de FarmsBike MS: Tour de Farms is this weekend, June 22 & 23 in DeKalb, Illinois! We are so excited to see all the riders & volunteers to kick off another great year. Online registration closes on Friday, June 21, at noon. If you would still like to participate in Bike MS, you can register on-site at the NIU Convocation Center, starting at 5 a.m., on Saturday, June 22.


MS Family Stories

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MS Family Stories featuring Allison Redfern, author of Porcelain Angel will be held July 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. The program will take place at the Frick Center Building (Alexander Room) on the campus of Elmhurst College, 190 S. Prospect Ave. Elmhurst, IL. The program is free and refreshments will be provided.  



Join thousands of people supporting one another and exploring the issues that shape your world. MSconnection.org 


Midwest Teleconference SeriesWake Up! Learn why fatigue and sleep disturbance are two of the most common and debilitating symptoms in MS. Explore medical treatments available for fatigue management and sleep aids. Gain strategies and behavioral changes for improving sleep and minimizing fatigue.


Slugfest 2013MS Slugfest is a coed, 16-inch softball tournament in Chicago's Mt. Greenwood Park.


Women on The Move 2013

Purchase tickets today to Women on the Move Luncheon honoring Justine Fedak, Senior Vice President and Head of Brand, Advertising and Sponsorships for BMO Financial Group, North America, as our 2013 Woman on the Move.


Regional Research SymposiumThe Greater Illinois Chapter invites you to attend a free, half-day Regional Research Symposium featuring top researchers with the latest news and trends in MS research on Saturday, August 24, at Paradice Hotel in East Peoria.


Family Daty at the Museum of Science and Industry, September 30Our upcoming Family Day at the Museum of Science and Industry takes place on Saturday, September 21. Registration will be open in August.


Partners in MS Care is a National MS Society program that recognizes and supports quality MS care by encouraging strong partnerships between MS clinicians and the Society.  The Society believes that people living with MS receive optimal care and support when these collaborative relationships exist. 

Tamara Lott, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) at “One Counseling and Wellness” located in Washington, IL (outside Peoria). Tamara has an MA in Rehabilitation Counseling from NIU, and a BS in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of IL- Urbana.  In her 15 years of experience she has worked in several settings including community agency, hospital (both inpatient and outpatient) and private practice. During her 14 years in the hospital setting, she worked with medical patients such as multiple traumas, illness (new onset and chronic), multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke.  Tamara is associated with the Center for Comprehensive MS Care at the Illinois Neurological Institute in Peoria and sees many of their patients.   

National Website for Partners in MS Care

Recent Headlines from the National MS Society:

 Early Clinical Trial Shows Feasibility of Reducing Immune Responses in People with MS Using Their Own Altered Blood Cells

  Research sheds light on emotional changes in MS - Interview with clinical psychologist/researcher Dr. David Rintell

 It Takes A Global Village to End MS 

 MS Trial Alert: Investigators Nationwide Recruiting People with All Types of MS for Early, Phase I Study to Determine Safety of Experimental Antibody

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