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Walk MS Illinois kicks off Sunday, May 1. In this month's video, Chapter President John V. Blazek and Walk MS Manager Monica Eiden get ready for the big day!

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Walk MS Illinois is less than two weeks away on Sunday, May 1. Be there and join thousands of people across Illinois walking for a world free of MS. Click below to register for a Walk MS event near you!

ILD Cubs logoBONUS! The first 50 people to click below and register for Walk MS and make a $25 self-pledge will receive two free tickets to the Cubs vs. Cardinals game at Wrigley Field on May 11! (Tickets will be sent by U.S. Post.)

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Bike MS: Tour de Farms LogoThe 30th Anniversary Bike MS: Tour de Farms gets rolling on Saturday, June 25. It's a two-day ride for MS research, and the only thing missing is you.

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Volunteer for Walk MS?

ILD Volunteer Hands RaisedWe still need volunteers to help out on event day at these Walk MS Illinois locations: Bloomington; Joliet/Lockport; Orland Park (South Suburbs); Palatine (Northwest Suburbs); and Springfield. If you can help out on event day, please click to email Volunteer Manager Jocelyn Cheng today!

Click for a complete list of 2010 chapter events.

Saturday, April 23:
Meeting the Challenges of MS
A 5-part pilot education program focusing on resources for those whose MS has progressed, developed by the UIC Dept. of Occupational Therapy. Registration closed. For info, click to email Susan Mosher.

Saturday, May 7:
Peoria Chiefs Baseball Outing
Watch the Peoria Chiefs take on the Kane County Cougars, buffet dinner included. Register online
Peoria, IL

Click for a complete list of community-driven events connected to our cause.

Saturday, April 30:
8th Annual Main Street Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis
Car show and family fun day benefiting the National MS Society. Download flyer (PDF)
Dunlap, IL



Women on the Move The fourth annual Women on the Move lunche

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Join Us for Women on the Move!
ABC 7 meteorologist Tracy Butler will once again be Mistress of Ceremonies for Women on the Move, our annual women's fundraising and empowerment luncheon on Tuesday, May 24. Hear keynote speaker Maureen Manley, former world-champion cyclist, discuss how living with MS changed her life--and the inspirational story of how she revitalized her career.

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Learn About Vision, Caregiving Issues at Next MS Education Summit
The next MS Education Summit is coming up on Saturday, May 14 in Princeton. Learn how MS affects vision and effective treatments with OSF St. Francis Medical Center neurologist Dr. John Pula. Then hear from Jacqueline Bowers, program director of Senior World, who will discuss the long-term concerns of caregiving. (Free)

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Women on the Move The fourth annual Women on the Move lunche

Wellness Summit: Exercise vs. MS
Learn about the power of exercise and nutrition in the management of MS at a Chapter Wellness Summit on May 14 in Champaign. Expert presenters include University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana Kinesiology & Community Health director Dr. Rob Motl, chiropractic physician Dr. Matthew Petry, and dietician Kim McClintic. Click below for more information and to register. (Free)

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La Esclerosis Múltiple: Information Program for Spanish Speakers
A Family Focus discussion of MS in Spanish takes place Monday, April 25 at the Highwood Recreation Center's Nuestro Center in Highwood, IL. Two neurologists from the University of Chicago will join Chapter outreach coordinator Grace Golan to continue our ongoing Hispanic/Latino MS outreach initiative. This program is offered thanks to a renewal grant from the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park. For more information, please contact Vice President of Programs & Services Coleen Friedman at coleen.friedman@nmss.org.

Información en español>>


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Thank You, Volunteers!
National Volunteer Week happens in April, and the Greater Illinois Chapter would like to thank all of our volunteers for supporting our mission to end MS. We could not be a successful organization without you! To learn how you can be a Volunteer, click below to visit our Volunteer page.

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Latest Headlines from the National MS Society:

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Positive Results Announced from Phase 3 Study of Oral BG-12

Noted Mayo Clinic Neurologist and Researcher Dr. Brian Weinshenker Wins 2011 John Dystel Prize for MS Research

Sign up for the live webcast, “Working Toward Your Best Life: Advances in Quality of Life Research”

MS Trial Alert: Investigators in Oregon Recruiting People with Relapsing MS for Study of Effects of Low-fat Diet on MS Disease Activity; Travel Costs Covered

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 National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter
525 West Monroe Street, Suite 900, Chicago IL 60661
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