Central Virginia and Hampton Roads Chapters Unite
October 1, 2013
Beginning October 1, 2013, the Central Virginia and Hampton Roads Chapters will join together to form a new chapter, the Central & Eastern Virginia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, serving a combined total of 5,600 individuals with MS and their families in Central and Eastern Virginia, as well as in Pasquotank, Camden and Currituck counties of North Carolina. This realignment of resources will help us enhance programs, services, and advocacy opportunities; improve operating efficiencies; raise more money and increase our MS research commitment. The combined strengths of our volunteers, boards, and staff will move us closer to the ultimate goal we all share—a world free of MS. Both the Richmond and Hampton Roads offices will remain open and we welcome this opportunity to better serve you.
About the Virginia - West Virginia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
The Virginia - West Virginia Chapter of the National MS Society provides comprehensive programs and advocacy to assist and empower the more than 12,000 individuals with multiple sclerosis residing throughout Virginia and West Virginia, as well as three counties in northeastern North Carolina and seven counties in southeastern Kentucky. The Virginia - West Virginia Chapter is also a driving force of research for the prevention, treatment and cure of MS and contributes funds to support National MS Society research projects worldwide. The Chapter has offices in Richmond, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; Charlottesville, VA; and Charleston, WV.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.