The National Multiple Sclerosis Society-New York MS Coalition Action Network (“NY MS CAN”) represents New York’s three National Multiple Sclerosis Society chapters and the approximately 34,000 families in New York affected by multiple sclerosis (“MS”). According to data analyzed by the National MS Society, New York State is one of 10 states with the highest incidence of multiple sclerosis in the nation.
The Upstate New York Chapter has Government Relations Committees in Albany, Buffalo, and Rochester and is looking to establish additional GRCs in Binghamton and Syracuse. You can also get involved in Advocacy by becoming a Grasstop Volunteer or a General MS Advocate or Activist. To find out more and to better understand the differences between GRC, Grasstops, and General Advocacy opportunities, please see the descriptions below.