The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter's mission is to mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. Read more
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter's mission is to mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the central nervous system by disrupting the flow of information from the brain to the body. It is an elusive disease with no known cause and no known cure. Symptoms vary from person to person depending on where the central nervous system is affected, making it hard to diagnose. MS generally strikes in the prime of life--ages 20-50, and 73 percent of those diagnosed are women.
• 14,000+ in Colorado and Wyoming are living with MS
The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter contributes research funds each year to the National MS Society's nearly $50 million annual research budget. The Society is the largest private MS research funder in the nation, providing support for 440 research projects worldwide. FDA approved medicines are now available that slow the progression of the disease.
Seeking out and engaging volunteers to the MS cause is at the very core of our business. We have opportunities across Colorado and Wyoming. To find out about opportunities in your area, please visit our website: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Get-Involved/Volunteer
by Molly R. from Littleton, CO
This was my first big volunteer activity, and I absolutely loved it! The managers were quick with response with any questions, and they provided easy instructions. I met some great people, as they helped me prepare and help with the event. There were people always willing to lend a hand and help. I was very impressed, and I'll be looking forward to next year's walkathon!
I enjoy assisting others with finding possible available answers for specific personal needs,
improved attitudes, give smiles to someone who might need one, the joy of living, happiness. I am a person that like and enjoy making others feel good about themselves,however possible.