Advances in research are a top priority for people living with MS and their families. Although significant progress has been made, current therapies don’t work for everyone, nor do they offer the solutions necessary to end MS for everyone, forever.
The Society is the very best investment to find MS solutions:
- Funds more MS research than any patient group in the world
- Drive global collaboration to speed research progress
- Paved the way for 13 FDA-approved MS therapies
- Lead global efforts in gender, genetics and nervous system repair (including myelin repair), and now progressive MS
- Best scientific review and management process
- Set the standards in diagnosis, symptom management, stem cell research, clinical trial strategies, complementary and alternative medicine, pediatric MS and rehabilitation research
- Added more than 800 scientists to the MS research field
Make your gift to the NOW campaign and encourage others to do the same.
For more information or to make a gift, please contact Jonathan Nierman at 781-693-5150 or email@example.com.
In its third year, Ride Bar Harbor returned on Saturday, May 18 with 93 riders working towards raising $35,000.
Our biggest Bike MS event, the Cape Cod Getaway was held June 29-30. 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 $2.6 million.
Our fifth annual Minuteman Ride was held on July 20 with it’s biggest turnout yet, raising almost $160,000.
Green Mountain Getaway was held on August 3-4 at the new location of UVM in Burlington, Vermont, riding along Lake Champlain and crossing the new Crown Point Bridge.
Great Maine Getaway was held on August 10-11 at the University of New England. Over 380 cyclists were excited about the new coastal route, which featured the best of Maine.
Hike to the Highest
Paul Grugan of New Hampshire has MS. Help support Paul as he hikes the highest mountains in the lower 48 to raise money for the National MS Society. He’s already conquered New Hampshire. On September 3, Paul plans to summit Mt. Whitney in California. All proceeds go directly to the Society. Visit: nationalmssociety.org, click Donate at the top, scroll down and click Pledge, and enter Paul Grugan.
Pep’s Peddlers Golf Tournament
Friday, September 6 • 12:30 Shotgun.
Hillview Country Club, 149 North St., North Reading, MA
Hosted by Cape Cod Getaway team Pep’s Peddlers.
Contact: John Douglass 617-257-2701 or
John Pipitone 781-258-7759.
Crash Safely: Benefit for the National MS Society
September 13, 14, 20, and 21
OBERON, Davis Square Theatre, and Midway Cafe
This year, Crash Safely takes place over four nights, at three venues in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, MA! Local bands and musical performers, raffles, and silent auctions. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 21 • 7:00 p.m.
Diva’s Nightclub in Northampton, MA
A winner in each of seven categories will receive a handmade trophy. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, as well as individual item raffles and merchandise for sale. All proceeds go to National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter. For more information, contact Bert Mayer, President/Founder of the Boston Beard Bureau at HBMayer@gmail.com.
Bike MS team “Reason to Ride,” representing EMD Serono, has surpassed the $1 million mark in fundraising. Since 2006, the team has raised a cumulative $1,062,018. Captain Scott Sherman, Senior Director, Business Operations, Neurodegenerative Diseases and Rheumatology at EMD Serono, has led the team to eight years of impressive fundraising and rider recruitment. In 2013 alone, the team raised nearly $124,000, and fielded a team of 147 for Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway. Reason to Ride team members can be found at all eight Bike MS rides offered by the Greater New England Chapter. EMD Serono’s President, James Hoyes, is also engaged in the Society’s mission as a Chapter Trustee. In addition, EMD Serono and their partner, Pfizer, sponsor the Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway ride, increasing total team dollars to more than $1.3 million. Thank you EMD Serono for your leadership in Bike MS!
June 29, Portland, Maine. Emcee Shannon Moss called the first team to the line, gave the count down and with that the ninth annual MS Plane Pull took-off! Nineteen teams took the challenge, pulling FedEx jet Carah down the Portland Jetport runway and raising over $29,000. Thank you to Portland Jetport and FedEx for their support. Join us for the tenth annual MS Plane Pull on June 7, 2014!