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NOW: No Opportunity Wasted

We are at a pivotal moment in time where significant progress is being made and breakthrough solutions that can change the world for everyone with MS are just within reach.

In December 2015, the National MS Society successfully completed the groundbreaking $250 million NOW MS Research Campaign – the largest MS research campaign in history – accelerating vital research progress towards our goals to:

Our impact: accelerated research breakthroughs change lives and end MS forever

We have invested more than $924 million in research since our founding

$250 million in just the last five years through the NOW Campaign.

“The National MS Society is the single organization serving as a catalyst for new research in MS.” Faster Cures

We have recruited more than 900 new researchers to the field

Nearly every thought leader driving advances today got their start with Society funding. 137 grants alone were provided to promising young researchers during the NOW Campaign.

“I would not have pursued a career in MS research without the critical funding and support provided by the National MS Society.” – Dr. Stephen Hauser, UCSF, MS research thought leader

We have galvanized the world around solving progressive MS

15 countries and counting are now collaborating through the International Progressive Alliance due to NOW Campaign support.

“For the first time, MS Societies around the globe are funding research together, without considering geography, in order to find the answers the progressive MS community urgently needs.” – Cyndi Zagieboylo, National MS Society CEO

National MS Society Research Milestones

National MS Society Research Milestones

Personal stories of impact

Lisa Sailor
Houston, Texas

“It’s exciting to live in this time because I think we will soon see some major breakthroughs in MS research.”

Read Lisa's Story

Read Lisa's Story

Ron Schram
Boston, Massachusetts

“We’re very encouraged by the work of the NOW Campaign to speed up the research to advance the knowledge base and to find new treatments.”

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Read Ron's Story

Nancy Speer & Ray Anderson
Firestone, Colorado

“We’re pleased about the research on stopping the effects of MS, and we’re hoping future research will get to a point where it can start repairing the damage that’s already been done in people with MS.”  

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Read Their Story

Bill Monahan
Philadelphia, PA

“I urge people to become part of the solution by donating to further our momentum. I’ve found that most people, particularly those who have been affected by MS, step up when they know there’s hope for a better future.”

Read Bill's Story

Read Bill's Story

There is great urgency to find solutions for all people living with MS

The National MS Society is the organization with the track record and momentum to achieve results.

Your continued support will ensure that we capitalize on the success of the NOW Campaign to accelerate breakthroughs that will changes lives and end MS forever.

Here’s what you can do to ensure our success:

  • Make a gift today
  • Share your story and the Society’s research impact
  • Ask others to give

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How We Are Driving Solutions

Learn how we encourage innovation, drive global collaboration, commercial progress and train the next generation of MS researchers and clinicians

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