AUGUST 2013 VIDEO
Learn about our caregiver support program, Meeting the Challenges.
Watch on YouTube
Don't forget, fundraising for Walk MS and Bike MS continues through September 30.
Do It Yourself Fundraising is an opportunity for people with a deep commitment to the MS cause to raise awareness and critical funds for the MS Movement in new and creative ways.
Sunday, September 8 - Get involved in Walk MS by volunteering at
either Peoria or Urbana locations. We are seeking help from volunteers as
photographers, activity tent helpers, or to cheer on participants. Click here for more information.
LOCAL MS RESEARCH
Interested in knowing about research in Illinois? Please take a look at our research page
MS Family Day - Museum of Science and Industry
September 21 - We need volunteers for this
event to assist as greeters, photographer and lunch helpers. To sign up, please
Stay Connected with Volunteer News
Join our Facebook
Volunteer Group to learn about volunteer opportunities for the Greater
IL Chapter, to connect with fellow volunteers and be inspired to volunteer.
WALK MS - PEORIA & URBANA
Join us September 8 for Walk MS in Peoria and Urbana!
to raise money for cutting-edge research and to support people with MS and
Thanks to everyone who attended our Women on the Move Luncheon on August 19 and to all that helped make it such a successful event.
Special thanks to our honoree this year, Justine Fedak, whose moving presentation inspired everyone in the room.
More than 400 people
attended the sixth annual event, which raised a record $140,000 for MS
research, programs and services. Click here to read about Women on the Move in the Chicago Sun-Times.
TELECONFERENCE ON SEPTEMBER 9
Complementary and Alternative Therapy
for MS. Gain general understanding of what complementary and alternative
therapies are. Learn the benefits and risks of CAM and the importance of
talking with your physicians about complementary or alternative therapies you
A WORKSHOP SERIES FOR NEWLY DIAGNOSED
Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with MS within the last two years? Success with MS is a program that covers a wide range of topics on living with an MS diagnosis. This free two-part program takes place on Mondays, September 9 & 16 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park. Attendance at both sessions is required. Register today!
LIVING WELL WITH MS
Northwestern University Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Program presents Living Well with MS, on Saturday, September 14, at Prentice Women’s Hospital in downtown Chicago, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Program is limited to 100 guests, so register early. See flyer for more info about guest speakers and program topics.
MS OPEN HOUSE IN QUINCY
Drop by our MS Open House on Thursday, September
19! Learn about the services and support the National MS Society, Greater
Illinois Chapter has to offer in your community for persons living with MS and
MS FAMILY DAY NEW LOCATION
Come to MS Family Day at the Museum of
Science and Industry on Saturday, September 21 and take advantage of
the free admission for up to five tickets per family. Registration is open and
DINNER OF CHAMPIONS
Help us acknowledge and celebrate the many corporations, organizations
and volunteers committed to finding a cure for MS at the 2013 Dinner of Champions, Thursday, October 3, honoring John A. Canning, Jr., of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC. Purchase your tickets today.
MEETING THE CHALLENGES
Do you care for someone living with MS? Participate in our free, five-part program specifically for care partners led by a professional Occupational
Therapist that strives to help family and friends support and assist a person
with MS. The program will take place from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on October 2, 9,
16, 23 & 30 at Alexian Rehabilitation Hospital in Elk Grove Village. Attendance at all five
sessions is encouraged. Register today!
SAVE THE DATE
calendars for our 18th Annual Fannie and
Charles Penikoff Research
Symposium, on October 19. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Steven Goldman, M.D.,
Ph.D, Professor and Chairman of the
Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester (NY), and
Neurologist-in-Chief of Strong Memorial Hospital. Registration
opens on September 3.
*Notice of Annual Meeting: The Greater Illinois Chapter
will hold its annual membership meeting for the purposes of electing a Board of
Trustees, considering the Treasurer’s report on the Chapter's accounts, and any
other reports that may be presented on Saturday, October 19, beginning at
approximately noon at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont,
MAY WALKS COMMITTEE
Do you enjoy planning events,
recruiting sponsors, securing in-kind donations and talking with people? Walk
MS events are made possible with the assistance of event
planning committee volunteers.
For more information, please contact Kelley Moran
at 312.423.1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAVE the Way: Participate | Advocate | Volunteer | Educate
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