Although research continues to uncover new insights into the underlying causes and pathways for treating progressive disease, for Cathy Onufrychuk and many others living with progressive MS, progress is not moving fast enough
. “I’m encouraged by recent research progress, but it feels too slow. I know we are moving toward answers, but selfishly I want these things now,” says Cathy. She and her husband Bill have recently channeled their frustration into action and are fueling progress through their leadership of a new membership group: the National MS Society’s Progressive MS Research Champions
“Research progress requires talented scientists, a few whom I have been fortunate enough to meet, and I am convinced of their talent, imagination and commitment. Our future depends on them but it’s up to us to provide the funding.”
Fueling the Onufrychuk’s vision for accelerated progress, The Progressive MS Research Champions group brings together donors who share this vision for delivering answers and solutions to progressive MS while inspiring and challenging others to do the same through giving.
“Research is vital to improving the lives of people living with MS, and Bill and I are dedicated to speeding the pace of discovery”, says Cathy. Now is the time to be bold and take action. We made our gift to progressive MS research and now we are challenging others to do the same. It is a privilege to give so scientists can advance discoveries that will change the world for people with MS.”
Those who contribute $25,000 or more by December 31, 2016 will establish themselves as Founding Progressive MS Research Champions and will be afforded special benefits and recognition. The group’s goal is to recruit 40 Founding Champions, each of whom will advance progress by giving and sharing news of progressive MS research.
“With the Society’s robust portfolio of progressive MS research accompanied by its leadership of the International Progressive MS Alliance, there has never been a more promising time for breakthroughs,” says Cathy.
To learn more about the Progressive MS Research Champions, and to join others who are deeply committed to speeding solutions for people living with progressive MS, contact Mary Milgrom at email@example.com
Featured Engagement Opportunity
Witness how the Society works to shape the MS research landscape by participating in the Society’s next Research Programs Advisory Committee Meeting (RPAC) taking place February 1–2, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.
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or 303-698-6100, ext. 14266 to learn more about this exclusive opportunity.