PRESIDENT'S CORNER VIDEO: NIGHT OF THE SOIREE
This month, Chapter President John V. Blazek invites you to the MS2 Soirée, the cocktail fundraiser of the Chapter's junior board, Multiple Solutions.
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Registration Open for Walk MS 2012!
Registration is now open for Walk MS 2012 taking place across Illinois on Sunday, May 6, 2012 (Peoria & Urbana: Sunday, September 9)! Click below to learn more and sign up.
Register now for Walk MS
Register Now for Bike MS: Tour de Farms 2012!
Starting now, you can register for Bike MS: Tour de Farms 2012 on Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2012 in DeKalb! Follow the link below to join the ride.
Register now for Bike MS
The Greater Illinois Chapter is always in need of office and event volunteers. If you'd like to help out, click below to visit our Volunteer page or send an email to Volunteer Manager Jocelyn Cheng. And thank you!
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Saturday, October 29:
16th Annual Fannie & Charles Penikoff Research Symposium
We're sorry--the Research Symposium has reached capacity and the waiting list is now closed. However, a video of the keynote address will be available on the Chapter website in November.
Saturday, December 3: Tri-County MS Family Holiday Party
The Greater Illinois Chapter and First English Lutheran Church invite you and up to four guests to attend this free, annual event. Enjoy a complimentary dinner, entertainment, and prizes for under-15 guests! Register online>>
Sunday, October 23:
A Cut for the Cure
Hair-cutting fundraiser to benefit National MS Society, including silent auction, 50/50 raffles, and refreshments. Haircuts $15 for all ages. Cash/checks only. Download flyer (PDF)>>
Carol Stream, IL
Friday, November 11:
Rock & Roll Fantasy Gala
Musical fundraiser to benefit the National MS Society. Dinner, raffle, silent auction. Music by Waterdawgs. $85 per person. RSVP by Nov. 1. Download flyer (PDF)>>
More Community Events
Celebrate at the MS2 Soirée!
Multiple Solutions, the Chapter's junior board, invites you to their annual cocktailing event, MS2 Soirée, on Saturday, November 12 at theWit Hotel in downtown Chicago! This year, Multiple Solutions is proud to honor State Senator Linda Holmes with the first Multiple Solutions MS Champion Award, for excellence in legislative leadership on MS advocacy issues.
Come early for a special V.I.P. Reception and be among the first to sample a new, celebratory cocktail specially created for MS2 Soirée--plus receive a special Soirée bag and exclusive door prizes! Then stay for the main event and enjoy an open bar (with beverage sponsors including Skyy Vodka, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, and Crown Imports), free appetizers, dancing to live music by Deja Vu, a Free Casino Night by Casino Party Professionals, a silent auction, and a raffle for a six-night stay at a private Hawaii condo*! Best of all, all proceeds benefit the National MS Society.
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Chapter Volunteer Carolyn Keith Exceeds Lifetime Fundraising Goal
Carolyn Keith, diagnosed in 1993 and a longtime Greater Illinois Chapter volunteer and Walk MS participant, recently exceeded her lifetime fundraising goal of $100,000. The amazing milestone took place at the Upper Midwest Chapter's Challenge Walk in September. The Chapter would like to congratulate Carolyn on her fundraising accomplishements and offer a heartfelt thank-you for being such a tireless supporter of the movement to end MS forever!
Read Carolyn's volunteer bio>>
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Need Help Covering the Cost of Transportation to Medical Appointments?
As winter weather approaches, we wanted to remind you that the Chapter can provide funding for pre-arranged rides to medical appointments with a neurologist or general practitioner, or to MS Support Group meetings. To find out if you qualify for transportation assitance, call us at 1.800.344.4867.
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Bike MS to Subaru: Thank You!
The Chapter extends its thanks to Subaru North America for being a presenting sponsor of Bike MS: Tour de Farms 2011 and providing the "SAG" (Support and Gear) vehicles used by our volunteer drivers to help keep participants safe while out on the course. Thanks, Subaru!
Learn more about Bike MS>>
(*Note: Airfare not included. Stay valid months of May, September, October, November, and December only, excluding all holidays.)
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National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter
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