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Advocacy

Get involved in the MS community.


Amy Martinez (second row, left) appreciated
that experiential activities were
available for her
children in the Living with MS area at Walk MS last year. She is training
for the upcoming Walk MS. Photo courtesy of Amy Martinez

Walk MS offers more than ever

Spring 2017

New wellness area provides information, connections.

Marcillene Dover shared her story about living with MS without health insurance during the National MS Society’s State Action
Day in Kansas. Photo courtesy of Marcillene Dover

State Action Days make a difference

Spring 2017

Participants have a voice in laws that affect them.

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.

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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.

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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.

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