SEPTEMBER 2013 VIDEO
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Don’t forget that 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.
LOCAL MS RESEARCH
Interested in knowing about research in Illinois? Please take a look at our research page
Race to Stop MS
Sunday, October 13 – Cheer on our Chicago Marathon runners as they race to raise money for the National MS Society! Sign up here.
Saturday, October 19 – We need
volunteers for this event to assist as greeters, ushers, workshop assistants,
and more! To sign up, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
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.
MS FAMILY DAY AT CAMP BIG SKY
Take a relaxing break, and spend time with family and friends at Camp Big Sky in Fairview, Illinois (located approximately 30 miles west of Peoria) on Saturday, September 28. Complimentary lunch and beverages are included, and the camp is fully accesible.
Register now for a
day of fishing, bingo, Tai Chi, and much more!
DONATION AND FUNDRAISING CLUBS DEADLINE
The deadline to submit donations for this year’s Walk MS and Bike MS is
approaching quickly! Please make sure to submit all outstanding donations by September
It’s not too late to qualify for a Walk MS or Bike MS Fundraising Club
for 2014! All confirmed donations submitted by Sunday, September 30 are
counted towards eligibility.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS OPENING OCTOBER 1
Multiple sclerosis should never stand in the way of an education and that's why the MS Scholarship Program exists. The
National MS Society established its scholarship program 10 years ago to support
high school seniors who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with
MS. Applications can be found at nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship,
and can be submitted from October 1, 2013 through January 15, 2014.
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. The program, which strives to help family and friends support and assist a person with MS, takes place October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Alexian Rehabilitation Hospital in Elk Grove Village. Attendance at all five sessions is encouraged. Register today!
DINNER OF CHAMPIONS
On Thursday. October 3, help
us acknowledge and celebrate the many corporations, organizations and
volunteers committed to finding a cure for MS at the Four Seasons Chicago! Our 2013 honorre is John A. Canning, Jr., chairman, Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC. Purchase tickets today to Dinner of Champions.
TELECONFERENCE ON OCTOBER 14
Impacts of the Affordable Care Act
Learn the scope of the ACA and who is affected.
Understand what components are managed at the state and federal levels. Explore
the timeline and enrollment deadlines for the ACA. Check out our Teleconference Series web page for registration, opening soon!
PENIKOFF RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Register now for our 18th Annual Fannie and Charles Penikoff Research Symposium, which will be held on Saturday, October 19. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Steven Goldman, M.D., Ph.D, Distinguished Professor and Emeritus Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience and Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center.
*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, IL.
TRI-COUNTY PIZZA PARTY - OCTOBER 24
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, this pizza, music, and
raffle-filled event will take place on October 24 in Morton, IL.
starting September 27 at MSillinois.org or by calling 1.800.344.4867.
MS OPEN HOUSE IN DECATUR - OCTOBER 29
by our MS Open House in Decatur and 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 their families. The Open House takes place on Tuesday, October 29 and registration will open on Monday, October 7.
JOIN A WALK MS COMMITTEE
Do you enjoy planning events,
recruiting sponsors, securing donations or even just talking to people? Consider joining a Walk MS planning committee! These committees play a huge role in making Walk MS a fun, exciting event, and we need your help to keep it improving!
For more information, please contact Kelley Moran
at 312.423.1118 or email@example.com.
National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter
525 West Monroe Street, Suite 900, Chicago IL 60661
1.800.344.4867 | MSillinois.org | MSillinois@gmail.com