How Your Dollars Help
With your help, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Alabama-Mississippi Chapter assists more than 27,000 people living with MS. Your support has a profound, positive effect on the lives of thousands of men, women and children affected by multiple sclerosis.
The Alambam- Mississippi Chapter is boldly committed to raising monies that will fund research and direct care efforts that ensure the highest quality of life for each person living with multiple sclerosis. Our Priority Funding Areas are:
Research in MS is progressing at a remarkable rate, with more potential therapies in the pipeline than at any other time in history. With your support, the National MS Society will remain a driving force of MS research, supporting and stimulating world-class research into ways to prevent, improve treatment and cure this unpredictable disease of the brain and spinal cord.
Fast Forward is a new initiative working to accelerate the drug development process and bring more people with MS more effective treatments, faster. Your support will help ease the high costs of drug development and move promising ideas from the lab to clinical trial.
MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. This is why the National MS 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.
The Society established its scholarship program in 2003 and the program continues to grow both in terms of support and scholarships awarded.
ENHANCED FAMILY SUPPORT
Living with MS means the road to wellness is more than treatment of the disease. Equally important are health and wellness strategies, a strong support network of family and friends, satisfying work and leisure activities, a meaningful place in the community, and adequate attention to one's inner self. Your contribution can provide valuable programs and services for those living with and affected by multiple sclerosis in the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter.
MS is an unpredictable disease that can cause unforeseen situations. During these times, financial assistance is available to help people with MS deal with both the anticipated and unanticipated circumstances. Whether it is to modify a house, make a car accessible or help with mobility equipment, the financial assistance program allows us to be there when there is a need. We can help fill temporary gaps that may occur because of the unduly long process to qualify for disability – in some cases, two years.