The Northwestern Ohio and Ohio Buckeye chapters have joined together!
The National MS Society is working toward a world free of MS. We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. To do this, we must be bold and imaginative.
With this in mind and after careful consideration, the Northwestern Ohio and Ohio Buckeye chapters of the National MS Society have joined together to form a new chapter, Ohio Buckeye, which will serve more than 14,000 individuals with MS and their families living in 64 Ohio counties. Our goals are simple: to offer more MS education, support, advocacy and services for people affected by MS, to increase our commitment to MS research, and to improve chapter operating efficiencies and fundraising effectiveness.
The Ohio Buckeye Chapter will have staff, volunteers and offices in three locations across Ohio: Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo. Janet Kramer, Ohio Buckeye Chapter president, will serve as the president of our united chapter.
We are extremely excited about this opportunity to better serve you and will continue to provide the outstanding level of service you have come to expect from us as we move forward in striving to achieve a world free of MS.We look forward to offering resources that enable you to continue moving your lives forward.
Below are some answers to questions you may have. If you would like to speak with someone directly, please call 216-503-4183
Where will the Ohio Buckeye Chapter offices be located?
All three offices will remain open.
6155 Rockside Rd., Suite 202
Independence, OH 44131
651G Lakeview Plaza Blvd.
Worthington, OH 43085
401 Tomahawk Drive
Maumee, OH 43537
I was signed up to participate in a program this fall – will it still be at its designated place/location?
All programs will take place as scheduled. People living with MS and their loved ones will have immediate access to a large number and a wide variety of top-quality programs. To access the most up-to-date programs listings, click here http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/oha/programs--services/upcoming-programs/index.aspx
What about the Walk MS, Bike MS and other events? Will they still take place?
Our vision is to create a world free of MS. We cannot accomplish that without our many fundraising events and your tremendous support. We will continue to host Bike MS, Walk MS and numerous fundraising events throughout the year and we hope you will join us.
Although we don’t have all of our fundraising events dates, etc. confirmed yet, please check back here often for all the up-to-date information for our events. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/oha/fundraising/index.aspx
Can I attend any self-help group or program regardless of its location?
Anyone living with MS, their friends or families in the 64 Ohio counties we now serve can participate in ANY program or event taking place in any of our counties. To see a listing of all of our self-help group locations, please visit us here: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/oha/programs--services/self-help-groups/index.aspx
Who can answer my questions about programs or services? Will there be a new Web site or phone number?
We are committed to giving you access to speak with whomever can best address your needs regardless of their office location. Call 1-800-344-4867 to speak with a chapter representative.
You can also get up-to-date information at www.MSohiobuckeye.org
What about the publications I receive?
We are committed to providing important information on research, programs and events. If you currently receive our newsletter MSConnection you will continue receiving them. They are also available here http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/oha/chapter-news/msconnection-newsletter/index.aspx