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Scholarship applications now available
MS shouldn't stand in the way of an education. That's why the Society's scholarship program exists — to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college. And this year, scholarships are not only open to freshmen – students in any year of undergraduate study at an accredited postsecondary school may apply. Applications are being accepted now through January 15, 2015.
Read what a difference Society scholarships make: Meet 2014 scholarship recipient, Allexis Dizon.
This spring and fall, more than 2,200 cyclists and 435 volunteers rallied together to raise a combined $2,100,463 through Bike MS rides in Alaska, Northern Idaho, Montana and Washington! Thank you to our cyclists, volunteers, sponsors and donors for making 2014 the most successful year yet.
Progressive MS research a focus at ECTRIMS/ACTRIMS
More than 8,500 researchers, healthcare providers and others convened in Boston last month to present findings and share ideas at the ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS (Americas and European Committees for Treatment and Research in MS) joint meeting, the world's largest gathering dedicated to multiple sclerosis research.
Along with several other exciting announcements, the International Progressive MS Alliance awarded its first round of 22 research grants which aim to remove barriers to developing treatments for progressive MS.
Activists speak up during August recess
Activists across the Chapter took part in August recess visits to their members of Congress including a group of Seattle activists who met with U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell's Legislative Counsel for Health. Contact us if you're interested in conducting your own meeting with a local, state or federal legislator.
Read the Fall MS Connection newsletter
The Fall MS Connection newsletter features the Chapter's first Medical Student Mentee, Kayla McMahon, an update on promising MS treatments, tips for talking about finances as a family, kudos to a few Do-It-Yourself fundraisers, local programs and more.