Fran Abramovitz began volunteering with the National MS Society, Greater IL Chapter about a year ago. Her mother was diagnosed with MS 10 years ago and that is when her family first became familiar with the National MS Society and started participating in Walk MS. Then five years ago Fran was diagnosed with MS.
“After I was diagnosed I found comfort and relief on the National MS Society website and realized that I was not alone,” said Fran. “I also realized that one day when I was able, that I wanted to be part of the National MS Society.”
In the past year Fran volunteered at two different health fairs, the Research Symposium in 2012, MS Half Court Classic 2013 and is now an office volunteer.
“I volunteer because the National MS Society personally means so much to me,” said Fran. “My goal is to spread awareness about MS; whether it’s to explain what MS is, or to share with other people with MS that they're not alone in this battle,” said Fran.
To her volunteering with the National MS Society has been an incredibly rewarding experience because it makes her feel great to know that she can make a difference.
“Everyone and anyone can make a difference,” said Fran.