Bike MS 2016: Challenge complete!
Since Bike MS started over 30 years ago, participants, donors and sponsors have raised over $1 billion dollars to fund MS research and critical programs for people affected by MS. This year, participants throughout the Northwest continued this momentum by raising a total of $2,040,637 through Bike MS 2016! Thank you to everyone who participated!
Washington State Action Day: Feb. 9, 2017
In 2004, the average annual cost for MS medications was $16,000; today it is $78,000 — that’s an increase of nearly 400%. But cost is only part of the issue. Some people also cannot access the medications they need because of inconsistent approved medication lists (formularies), and complex approval processes.
Let’s work together to find a way to make MS medications accessible for each and every person living with MS. Take the first step by joining us at Washington State Action Day on Feb. 9 in Olympia. As an MS activist you will have the opportunity to share your story and encourage your elected officials to enact statewide policies on access to medications and other issues that will help people with MS live their best lives.
Workplace giving: A simple way to donate
Giving through work is a quick and easy way to give, and just a few dollars can make a difference for those affected by MS. Participate in your employer’s charitable giving program, encourage a loved one to participate in their company’s program, or encourage your corporation’s human resources department to start a program then designate your gift to support the National MS Society. Or if you are a military personnel or government employee, designate the National MS Society in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC # 11409).
Mark Nov. 29 on your calendar for #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Kick off the charitable season and make the National MS Society your charity of choice on Nov. 29!
On the Move Luncheon: Thank you!
Nearly 700 people came together and raised an incredible $291,000 at the On the Move Luncheon last week. During her interview with emcee Mark Wright of KING 5 News, keynote speaker and meteorologist Janice Dean shared her personal story of living with MS, touching on themes of hope, connection, resilience and empowerment.
Thank you to our attendees, table captains, sponsors, committee members and co-chairs Ross Case and Brian and Chelle Chase. Together, we are stronger!