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January 2015

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Happy New Year! We look forward to an exciting 2015 as we continue to build on the successes and connections made last year in advocacy, programs, services, fundraising and MS research.

Visit our Chapter calendar to find new, interesting or different ways to get involved this year! Let us know what you think about this newsletter by filling out our feedback form and sign up to receive the monthly Chapter eNews.

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Significant research progress in 2014

2014 Research

The Society made great strides in MS research last year, investing $50.6 million in 380 new and ongoing research projects and initiatives including 11 projects in the Greater Northwest Chapter territory.

2014 Research

Local researcher highlight: Joseph Harding, PhD


Who are our local researchers and what exactly are they doing to help create a world free of MS? Meet Joseph Harding, PhD. He's already developed a neurodegenerative drug to treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Now, he'd like to find out if the same drug could be used to treat Progressive MS. 


Run MS 5K: Seattle

Run MS

Have you heard? The Inaugural Run MS Seattle 5K will kick off Walk MS Seattle this year! All runners in the community, regardless of physical level or ability, are welcome to sign up. 

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Swimming with sharks


Help the MS movement just by doing what you love – create a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) fundraiser! Learn from one of our success stories: Keith Padien raced against 228 participants in Sharkfest, a 1.6-mile swim under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and raised more than $32,000.

Padien's Story

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