MS Awareness Week takes place March 10 - 16, 2019. The National MS Society uses the week and the entire month as a platform to promote upcoming events and to publicize MS research, advocacy, programs and services that are impacting those affected by MS.
Dine to End MS
Dine to End MS is a program that offers restaurant patrons the opportunity to donate to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society throughout the month of March, which is MS Awareness Month.
This year, our partners at One Off Hospitality Group have 41 local Chicagoland restaurants participating. In addition, 23 restaurants in Central Illinois (Peoria) will be participating. Individuals can donate directly to the National MS Society at the end of their dining experience through buck slips in their check holders and through special promos at each restaurant, where a percentage of sales from specific menu or drink items go directly to the Society.
- Participating Chicagoland restaurants and specials (Note that $1 from every specialty item goes back to the MS Society during the month of March):
- Participating Central Illinois restaurants and specials (Note that $1 from every specialty item goes back to the MS Society during the month of March):
Illinois Lottery – ‘The MS Project’
The MS Project: The 10th installment of the Illinois Lottery’s MS instant win scratch off ticket will go on sale at all statewide retailers beginning in early March. Tickets can be found at local retailers from March through July.
Cost: $3 per ticket; top prize = $50,000
Proceeds: All net proceeds from ticket sales go into the Illinois Lottery’s MS Research Fund. Research grants are distributed from the fund to neurologists, scientists, and other medical professionals at statewide institutions whose work is focused on MS research. The ticket has raised over $10 million over the past decade.