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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.

Meet Your New Chapter

Effective January 1, 2014, Central North Carolina and Greater Carolinas have joined together. Moving forward as Greater Carolinas, the chapter will serve nearly 17,000 people living with MS and their families in 97 counties of North Carolina and all of South Carolina.

There are three driving goals behind this change:

  1. To offer more education, support, advocacy and services for people affected by MS
  2. To raise more money and increase our commitment to MS research
  3. To improve operating efficiencies so we can spend more time providing the superior programs, services and fundraising events that you have come to expect from us

By joining together, people with MS will benefit from the depth, experience and stability of a larger staff. Programs and services will be supported with expanded resources and funding. Fundraising expertise will be strengthened to generate increased revenue and a better event experience. Administrative and overhead costs will be streamlined so a greater percentage of the money raised in the chapter will directly benefit our mission.

To best serve people with MS, the new chapter will be headquartered in Raleigh, NC. For an updated list of staff, please click here.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS NOW—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis.

Vision Statement: A world free of MS.

Mission Statement: We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. Although the collective includes multiple home office and chapter locations, we are one Society united to end MS and help all those impacted by MS continue to move their lives forward. We communicate in one voice our shared values and strategic goals:

  • We are moving research forward by relentlessly pursuing prevention, treatment and cure.
  • We are moving to reach out and respond to individuals, families and communities living with multiple sclerosis.
  • We are moving politicians and legislation to champion the needs of people with MS through activism, advocacy and influence.
  • We are moving to mobilize the millions of people who want to do something about MS now.

To accomplish these goals, we are Bold, Relevant, Inclusive, Transparent, and Engaging.

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