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
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IL Chapter, to connect with fellow volunteers and be inspired to volunteer.
WALK MS & BIKE MS REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2014
Registration for Walk MS 2014 is now open! In 2013, more than 12,000 people raised over $2.7 million. Let's make 2014 even bigger! Sign up today to participate or volunteer, and kick off your fundraising for our 11 Society-sponsored and 3 community-organized Walks.
Registration for Bike MS: Tour de Farms 2014 is also open. The 2013 event raised over $1.6 million, and we know we can do even more in the upcoming year. Register at BikeMSillinois.org, and use the code "bikems" to take an additional $10 off of your registration fee!
MUCKFEST COMING AUG. 23, 2014 - REGISTRATION OPEN!
We’re excited to announce that MuckFest is coming to Chicago, August 23, 2014. Made with mud, sweat and cheers, the 5K course features a gauntlet of muck-filled mazes, pits, craters, gigantic steel obstacles and more, with all proceeds from the event going toward a world free of MS.
The fun doesn't stop when you slide over the finish line. There is beer, great food and music in the MuckFestival area.
Register today and stay tuned for additional information over the coming months!
MS SOIRÉE LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY
Don't miss the best party of the season, MS Soirée, Saturday, November 16 at the luxurious Swissôtel in downtown Chicago. Hundreds of young professionals will enjoy a chef's tasting from 20 local restaurants, open bar, casino tables, silent auction, musical entertainment and more! Get your tickets today.
CONGRATS TO OUR RACE TO STOP MS RUNNERS
On Sunday, October 13, 94 Chicago Marathon participants ran on the behalf of the Greater Illinois Chapter. These runners raised over $117,000 in their goal to create a world free of MS. Thank you to all of our runners and the people who supported and cheered them on!
THANK YOU TO RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM ATTENDEES
On October 19, more than 450 people attended the 18th Annual Fannie and Charles Penikoff Research Symposium. Thank you to everyone for making this event so special! Recordings of the keynote speech and breakout sessions will be available shortly at MSillinois.org.
VETERANS OUTREACH PROGRAM
The Greater Illinois Chapter is conducting initial research and seeking feedback on what resources should be made available to veterans living with multiple sclerosis in Illinois. If you are a veteran living with MS, please register with our Information Resource Center by calling 1-800-344-4867.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
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 ten years ago to support
high school seniors who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent living with
the disease. Applications can be found at nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship,
and can be submitted through January 15.
MS OPEN HOUSE IN DECATUR - OCTOBER 30
Stop by our MS Open House in Decatur and learn about the services and support the Greater Illinois Chapter has to offer in your community for persons living with MS and their families. The Open House takes place on Wednesday, October 30, and you can click here to register or by calling 1-800-344-4867.
TELECONFERENCE 'RECOGNIZING RELAPSES' - NOVEMBER 11
Learn how to recognize a relapse, gain tools to manage the onset of new symptoms, and explore what health professionals to involve at what point. Click on our Teleconference Series web page to register.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter
525 West Monroe Street, Suite 900, Chicago IL 60661
1.800.344.4867 | MSillinois.org | MSillinois@gmail.com