We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn't. We do this through our home office and 50-state network of chapters by funding more MS research, providing more services to people with MS, offering more professional education and furthering more advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. We are people who want to do something about MS, now. Join the movement at nationalMSsociety.org or by calling 1-800-FIGHT-MS.
Seeking out and engaging volunteers to the MS cause is at the very core of our business. Each year the Society organizes a series of community events that provide many opportunities for the enthusiastic volunteer. The Society offers three key fundraising activities: The Bike MS, Walk MS and Challenge Walk MS. The Society also engages volunteers to help influence law-makers at the federal, state and municipal levels toward legislation important to people with MS. The Society is looking for passionate volunteers with expertise in areas such as: marketing communications, public relations, corporate and donor development, medical, legal, administrative and organizational expertise.
This is not a review of the organization but just a review of the MS walk 2011 at Valley Forge location only. I volunteered for the day of the walk and was grateful to have met such great volunteers. The people who participated in the walk were very appreciative of our time. However, I did not feel the appreciation from the planners/managers of the event on that day. To give them the benefit of the doubt, we were really busy so they probably had no time for that. The thing that really turned me off was that towards the end of the event, they were talking about how much better their event was and how much money they raised comparing to the other locations.
by Irene S. from Prospect park, PA
(October 22, 2010)
I am a strong believer in offering my dedicated support in offering to help people who are in need, especially people with MS. It will be an honour to be able to volunteer with this team and to create public awareness of its existance.
I had a terrific experience volunteering for a walk. I met wonderful volunteers who were very dedicated to this cause as well as walkers who were affected and moved by MS. It's a fantastic organization and I'd love to participate in a walk again!