November is the month where we look back at the year and remember all the things, big and little, for which we're thankful. We don't have to be reminded of who we need to thank this and every year ... YOU! Together, we can create a world free of MS.
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National Family Caregivers Month
Caring for someone with a chronic illness like MS can be deeply satisfying. Spouses, partners, family and friends can be drawn more closely together by their shared concerns and collaborative effort, but caregiving can also be physically and emotionally exhausting. In honor of carepartners nationwide, we celebrate National Family Caregivers Month each November.
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November 9-15 is Fundraiser Appreciation Week! In 2014, the Walk MS and Bike MS fundraisers raised over $4.4 million collectively. That's something to celebrate! This translates to more money than ever before going to MS Research and local services and support to help people with MS live their best lives. Thank YOU to all of the event participants, you are making the difference!
You asked and we listened! With a new month-by-month calendar and updated navigation it's now easier than ever to find local programs, events, groups, and more on our Chapter website.
Save the date for Giving Tuesday, on Dec. 2. #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Workplace Giving: You can help create a world free of multiple sclerosis without leaving your desk. Designate the National MS Society in your employer's charitable giving campaign. If you don't see our name on your form, ask your employer to add us! CFC Code: 95694. EIN: 91-0742424.
Promising approaches to treating MS
Exciting progress is being made through innovative research related to the potential of many types of stem cells both for slowing MS disease activity and for repairing damage to the nervous system. The Society is currently supporting 15 research projects exploring various types of stem cells, including cells derived from bone marrow, fat and skin, and has supported 70 stem cell studies over the past 10 years.