Spread awareness and education by telling your story. Your personal experience and example can give hope to someone living with MS, give motivation to an event participant, give a voice to our media outreach efforts, and give a face to our advocacy efforts at the local, state or national level.
You may not think you have an interesting story, but simply by being part of the MS movement, you have an experience worth sharing.
Some ways you can make your voice heard are by becoming:
A Movement Ambassador:
Becoming a Movement Ambassador prepares you to have formal and informal conversations about the Society and its mission. You will learn how to raise awareness about MS and the chapter, as well as how to engage others to join the movement.
A Self Help Group Leader:
Peer-led self-help groups provide much-needed support to people living with MS and those who love them. The monthly meetings and valuable connections could not occur without the dynamic leadership of group facilitators. The National MS Society supports interested volunteers through trainings, funding, staff support and communications.
By joining our Advocacy efforts, you can share your story with local, state, and federal legislators. We believe that when the members of the MS Society work together, we can enhance services, preserve the independence, and protect the rights of people with MS. "The more voices we have, the louder our message, and the more likely it will be heard."
The National MS Society provides in-depth training and continuing support for this rewarding work.
A Champion Against MS:
The Champtions Against MS program is the link between event participants and people living with MS. Event participants receive a collectible Champions Against MS bandana personalized by someone living with MS, symbolizing a connection between fundraising and our mission. The event participant essentially walks or rides in your honor, which fosters education, awareness, and friendship.