**Central Virginia and Hampton Roads Chapters Unite**
Beginning October 1, 2013, the Central Virginia and Hampton Roads Chapters will join together to form a new chapter, the Central & Eastern Virginia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, serving a combined total of 5,300 individuals with MS and their families in Central and Eastern Virginia, as well as in Pasquotank, Camden and Currituck counties of North Carolina. This realignment of resources will help us enhance programs, services, and advocacy opportunities; improve operating efficiencies; raise more money and increase our MS research commitment. The combined strengths of our volunteers, boards, and staff will move us closer to the ultimate goal we all share—a world free of MS. Both the Richmond and Hampton Roads offices will remain open and we welcome this opportunity to better serve you.