What Donors Should Know About the National MS Society
- We provide personalized care management services to over 3,200 local MS community members including $150,000 in financial assistance leveraged into $500,000 by our Care Managers.
- Five MS research projects - totaling more than $1.8 million - are located in Colorado.
- New to market in 2010 were the first two oral MS drugs. We are speeding up bringing drugs to market from 23 years for Copaxone down to eight years for Gilenya.
- Our Chapter led the establishment of the Chronic Care Collaborative representing 27 Colorado-based nonprofit organizations serving one in four Coloradans living with a chronic disease.
- Annually, the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter spends 81% on programs/services/research, 3% on administration and 16% on fundraising.
How Your Dollars Make a Difference
With lower-than-average administrative and fundraising costs, we are committed to ensuring that the maximum amount of money raised funds groundbreaking research and provides direct services for people living with MS.
The Society spends more on MS research than any other voluntary health agency in the world, investing some $40 million annually on more than 325 MS research investigations worldwide.
Here are general examples of what your donation provides:
|$10||10 educational booklets for people newly diagnosed with MS.|
|$50||Transportation assistance for people with MS.|
|$100||Two physical therapy classes for a person with MS.|
|$500||Financial assistance to families affected by the high-cost burden of living with MS|
|$1,000||One month of peer counseling support for 300 people with MS.|
|$2,500||One educational program such as "Mood Swings & Memory Loss" for 100 people.|
|$5,000||48 hours of in-home nursing needs for people with MS.|
|$44,000||Research grant for a scientist seeking a cure for MS.|