Sixty-Five and Counting! Chapter Marks Milestone with Special Campaign.
Research on multiple sclerosis was almost nonexistent in 1945, the year a small classified ad appeared in The New York Times: “Multiple sclerosis. Will anyone recovered from it please communicate with patient.” While no one came forth with a treatment, many came forward with the need and desire to do something about this urgent problem.
The monumental results of that ad came to fruition in 1946, when the National Multiple Sclerosis Society was born. Just one year later, the Connecticut Chapter was formed.
To commemorate our 65-year anniversary, the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, is launching a special fundraising and awareness campaign to help us address challenges facing our family members, friends and neighbors living with MS. Our goal is simple: to raise $65 in recognition of each of our 6,000 clients living with MS in Connecticut.The resulting funds raised will specifically support chapter programs assisting our most vulnerable and at risk populations – ensuring access to medical care, continued outreach to rural areas of the state and critical financial assistance and care management to keep individuals with MS in their homes. Funds raised will also support critical research to stop disease progression, restore lost function and end MS forever.
All donations of $65 and above will be recognized in a future edition of MS Connection, as well as on our campaign’s donor page in specific categories. Gifts of $2,500 and above will be memorialized on a plaque within the Society’s offices.
To learn more or to support the 65th anniversary campaign, please contact Kara Preston, Associate Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, at 860.913.2550, ext. 52533, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are more than 6,000 people in Connecticut battling multiple sclerosis. They need us, and we need you.