More Ways to Give
Did you know that a gift to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through our Planned Giving Program can provide you with other healthy benefits? Would you like to:
- Reduce your current and future income taxes?
- Reduce your estate tax?
- Avoid capital gains tax on your appreciated securities or other property?
- Provide a lifetime income for yourself or a beneficiary of your choice?
- Benefit from estate planning?
- Gain philanthropic satisfaction?
If so, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Planned Giving Program may have something for you. It may pay you to contact the National MS Society today. The information is free and your request will be confidential. Please contact Lisa Kania at Lisa.Kania@nmss.org or 1-800-344-4867.
Donations made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The National MS Society is a 501(c)(3) organization. Registration and other fees are not tax-deductible.
Memorial and Tribute Donation Funds
Establish a fund in honor of someone’s birthday, wedding, or other celebration, or in memory of a loved one. Or, make a one-time gift as a memorial donation or tribute. If you need assistance with wedding favors and other types of special gifts, please contact Kristin.Kostecki@nmss.org or 1-800-344-4867.
- In it’s second year, Ride Bar Harbor returned on Saturday, May 19 with 75 riders working towards raising $35,000.
- Our biggest Bike MS event, the Cape Cod Getaway was held on June 23-24. More than 2,100 cyclists road from UMASS Boston, spent the night at Mass. Maritime in Bourne and finished in Provincetown, working towards the goal of raising $2.5 million.
- Our Minuteman Ride was held on July 14 with it’s biggest turnout yet in it’s fourth year, raising almost $100,000.
- Great Maine Getaway was held on August 4-5 at St. Joseph’s College. 415 cyclists cruised Maine’s scenic Sebago Lake Region. We’re on way for reaching our goal of $350,000.
- Green Mountain Getaway was held on August 11-12 at the new location of UVM in Burlington, Vermont, riding along Lake Champlain and crossing the new Crown Point Bridge. Over 150 cyclist rode, exceeding last year’s budget.
A Great Turnout for the Eighth Annual MS Plane Pull
June 9, 2012
1-2-3 PULL! And they were off, pulling with all their might for twelve feet!!
Held at the Portland Jetport, “Maggie”, the 72-ton FedEx 757, was pulled by 26 different teams. Shannon Moss, WMTW8 morning newscaster, called the teams to the runway to the tune, I’m leaving on a Jet Plane playing from the loud speakers. Times ranged from 9.301 seconds to the winning time of 5.389 seconds. The title for Fastest Pull went to Team Pratt and Whitney. They make plane engines. The event raised close to $30,000, up by nearly $10,000 from last year. A big thank you to Mike Kizner who has spent the past year helping identify and recruit new teams. Mark your calendars for June 8, 2013…. and find out if YOU’re tougher than a 757 jet!