Get involved in the MS community.

Kara Ferguson, right, with her sister, Tammy Fourshee, at the end of the Philadelphia Marathon. Photo courtesy of Kara Ferguson

Marathon of sisterly love

Winter 2016–17

Running for the right reasons.

Ed Dowd likes to give to organizations  that make positive differences in people’s lives. One of these is the National MS Society. His recent gift establishes the Edward M. Dowd Personal Advocate Program. Photo by Scott Saraceno

The personal touch

Winter 2016–17

The Edward M. Dowd Personal Advocate Program can make a difference in the lives of those most severely affected by MS.

Pacific South Coast Chapter President Rich Israel, left, found an important resource in volunteer Pedro Valdetaro, right. Photo courtesy of Pedro Valdetaro

Volunteering changes lives

Fall 2016

Volunteers fuel our mission to create a world free of MS.


Hiking the Pine Barrens for MS

Fall 2016

Conquering a wilderness and MS—one step at a time.

Andrew Forsdick is a participant in and advocate of Bike MS. He was diagnosed in 2013.  Photo by Sarah McAlexander, Health+ Fitness Magazine, September 2015

Geared up

Summer 2016

Bike MS: Keeping the spirit alive year-round.

Mitzi and Bobby Brooks outside their motorcycle apparel and accessories store in Bradford, Tennessee. They decided to hold the event to put a face on multiple sclerosis, which Mitzi first showed symptoms of 20 years ago. Photo by Steve Jones 

Motorcycles for MS

Summer 2016

What happens when 200 motorcyclists rumble through a small town?

Bill, diagnosed in
2010, triumphantly
crosses the finish
line with a cane at
Walk MS in Denver
in 2013. He had his
team, as well as his
wheelchair, with him
for support. Photo courtesy of the National MS Society

Walking their way

Don’t think Walk MS is for you? Think again.

Stewart Ferry, left, with Jose Hernandez, a congressional aide to Rep. Barbara Lee, and Elsa Rivera, an MS activist from northern California, is proud of the PPC’s impact on disability rights legislation.  Photo courtesy of the National MS Society

25 years of advocacy

Spring 2016

Activists drive change every day.

Deborah Nowlin-Keith, center, rides in the Cowboy Capital MS Trail Ride each year on her mule, IdaMay.

Trail blazers

Winter 2015-16

These fundraisers aren’t horsing around.


Cannabis at the Capitol

Winter 2015-16

A Minnesota woman describes her experience on her state’s medical cannabis task force.

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