The National MS Society helps each person affected by MS in our area address the challenges of living with MS. We help by raising funds for cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education and providing programs and services that empower people with MS and their families to move their lives forward.
Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Through our chapter’s support services and educational programs for people living with MS and their families and friends, we help connect people in our local communities who want to do something about MS now.
We offer many programs — including professional counseling and peer facilitated support groups, educational programs and seminars, referrals to neurologists and healthcare professionals, national teleconferences and internet programs, services for the homebound, and social and recreational programs to assist people with MS and their families in leading productive and fulfilling lives.
Our community support helps to fund our local programs and accelerate worldwide research projects to ensure no opportunity is wasted. Generosity can come from anywhere. We are thankful to our members and their friends, corporate partners and the general public who help us raise the money to move us closer to a world free of MS.
The Georgia Chapter of the National MS Society was chartered in April 1953 and currently serves clients in the 159 counties of Georgia. With the help of hundreds of volunteers and supporters; the chapter raises more than $2 million annually from events such as the Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride and our nine Walk MS events. Almost eighty cents of every dollar raised goes directly to critical research and local programs. The Georgia Chapter provides programs and services to more than 9,000 individuals living with MS, plus family members and friends affected by MS. We assist clients through direct financial assistance, respite care, MS clinics, self-help groups and peer counseling, community information and referrals, education, chapter publications, and recreational and social programs.