The National MS Society is proud to partner with over 100 National Teams that are making a powerful difference for people living with MS. These teams make their impact by supporting multiple events across the country, through team engagement regardless of geographic location. In 2016, national teams collectively raised over $10 million to fund critical research and services to help people living with MS and their families.
National teams are provided with a dedicated Society liaison, team web page, and a suite of resources and tools to help maximize fundraising results and revenue. For corporate teams, this program provides a unique networking opportunity for employees; for Friends and Family teams, this program connects people in the MS movement across the country.
For more than 20 years, GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets has been a proud sponsor of the MS Society. Through their partnership, they have raised more than $5 million and became the largest corporate walk team in the United States in 2007. With the dedication of their associates they have kept that title for 10 years, totaling more than 20,000 walkers. Each year, their associates join one of 180 teams at 31 sites throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, onsite or virtually. GIANT/MARTIN’S has a culture of “living here, giving here” and their associates embrace this initiative of being a better neighbor by volunteering, raising funds and walking to help fight MS.