February 19, 2014
Effective January 1, 2014, the Central North Carolina and Greater Carolinas chapters of the National MS Society are joining together. We will move forward as Greater Carolinas, which will serve nearly 17,000 individuals living with MS and their families living in 97 counties of North Carolina and all of South Carolina.
By consolidating administrative functions and combining the talents of boards, staff, and volunteers, we can now offer more MS education, support, advocacy and services for people affected by MS. We can also increase our commitment to MS research and improve chapter operating efficiencies, fundraising effectiveness, and volunteer opportunities.
This new organizational structure is great news for the MS community in North Carolina and South Carolina. The Central North Carolina and Greater Carolinas staff will continue to deliver programs, services and advocacy to and for residents in our chapter area and partner with local companies, volunteers and organizations to ensure that Society fundraising activities continue and grow.
The Greater Carolinas offices will be located in Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte.
The combined strengths of Central North Carolina and Greater Carolinas will move us closer to the ultimate goal we all share - a world free of MS.
If you have questions, please visit www.nationalMSsociety.org/nct for the most current information and FAQs about this transition. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Chapter President Jeff Furst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.