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 Flip-Flop Workshops

by the Seashore

 Wyndham Va. Beach Oceanfront

5700 Atlantic Avenue

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

 March 14-15, 2009

Two days chock full of educational workshops, relaxation, and fun.

Does a weekend at the Beach appeal to you?

Need a break?  Perhaps some time away from the kids?

Want to pamper yourself?  Enjoy a Massage?  Meditation? Yoga?

 Thanks to a generous grant from the ZiMS Foundation, we’ve organized a weekend get-away for adults that includes time to learn, relax, exercise, and have fun.

You’ll enjoy participating in hands-on activities and listening to dynamic speakers about the most popular topics in the world of MS.

We understand that a week-end away means time to relax and have fun, too! So if you want to sit out on the balcony overlooking the ocean and daydream, go for it… you may want to take time to get a massage or take a walk. It’s up to you! 


The Flip Flop Workshops: 

        Chair Yoga

       Complimentary and Alternative           Therapies                                

        Talking to your family about MS

        MS and Intimacy

        Guided Meditation

        Assistive Technology


        Exercising at home


 You will also have the chance to meet one-on-one with a financial planner and an estate planning attorney!

 For more information or to register, click here


Historic Williamsburg Challenge Walk MS 

 Williamsburg Virginia...here we come…

September 12-13, 2009

The Hampton Roads Chapter will be hosting a very special two day, 50 kilometer Challenge Walk MS in Virginia’s historic triangle.  This won’t be just any ordinary Challenge Walk but a very special, luxurious walk into the past with modern and first class touches that you will love.  You won’t believe what we have up our ruffled sleeves for you!!! 

        Sleep in a beautiful Williamsburg hotel steeped in history with finely detailed rooms that support the grand atmosphere of the surroundings

        All meals including Saturday and Sunday breakfast, lunch and an elegant dinner on Saturday

        Moving candlelight ceremony amid Civil War breastworks, lovely foliage and a charming gazebo

        A well planned route and support including medical professionals and law enforcement officers

        Fully stocked rest stops every mile or so with sports drinks, healthy food, and facilities- plus special themes and “persons of the past”

 This weekend will be one that your whole family will want to experience, not just the person participating in the Challenge Walk.  We hope to have a golf outing as well as a tour of Colonial Williamsburg.  Mark your calendars NOW and make plans to participate in the weekend getaway of a lifetime.  Register Now! 



Links Teleconference Series:

8 opportunities to learn about ms from the comfort of your home.

 Join us for the LINKS Teleconference Series! The series is made up of eight teleconferences held Thursday evenings from Jan 22-March 12, 2009. Participants call a toll-free number to listen to presentations from the comfort of their homes. Each session is facilitated by a National MS Society staff person, features a guest speaker with expertise on the call’s topic and offers an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

January 22, 2009

Tired of Being Tired? A Discussion on Fatigue

January 29, 2009

Health Insurance: Your Rights and Responsibilities

February 5, 2009

Financial Planning and MS

February 12, 2009

Finding Your Emotional Balance

February 19, 2009

Making Your Home More Accessible

February 26, 2009

Vision and MS

March 5, 2009

Current MS Research

March 12, 2009

Change Happens Through MS Activism

 You can choose to participate in as many or as few teleconferences as you would like (when registering, please indicate which calls you plan to participate in). After you register, a packet of information pertaining to the call will be sent to you. Please register at least one week in advance of your call to ensure adequate time for related materials to be mailed to you.

To register click here.  

The call-in number for each teleconference is: (888) 262-0101





 MS Research Loofa Dog Project has been a stunning success!

Care-A-Lot has added additional products to the MS Research line, including orange collars, leads and ID tags, and coming soon, dog treats!

 100% of the profits from the MS Loofa Dog and other items will be donated to MS Research

To date, Care-A-Lot has donated an amazing $30,000 from the sale of these items!


Get yours today!

Loofa Dog Care-A-Lot check presentation


benevolink ribbon


 Auto Donor Program
This program allows individuals and organizations to donate their unwanted vehicles to help those with multiple sclerosis. We accept cars, trucks, trailers and motorcycles. We also accept recreational vehicles upon inspection. So help us drive MS to extinction by making your donation today.
Learn more about the auto donor program

Turn your stuff into the stuff of dreams!
The National MS Society and eBay have joined forces to bring you a unique way to help find a cure for MS. Now you can sell an item on eBay and donate from 10% to 100% of the net proceeds to the National MS Society. The money you donate from selling an item through eBay Giving Works can also be applied toward your pledges for an upcoming event like bike MS, walk MS or challenge walk MS.
Learn more!
2009 bike MS



To register for the 2009 bike MS click here!

Historic Williamsburg Challenge walk MS

 Historic Williamsburg Challenge Walk MS
Registration for the Historic Williamsburg Challenge walk MS is now open!  We are looking foward to an exciting year and you don't want to miss it!

Accept the Challenge


walk MS


thanks to all of our walkers, volunters and sponsors, walk MS 2008 was a great success!  2009 Promises to be even better!  Stay tuned for registration details! Walk MS Home

MS Activist Corner

Track Virginia Legislation relevant to people with MS

Join the local Activists e-list for important action alerts

Join the National Action Alert system for Federal Updates 

MS Crocs Now Available

Visit www.crocs.com/cares and click on the MS logo to purchase your pair today.  $2 for every pair purchased will be donated to the National MS Society.



Visit MyMSMyWay.com, a comprehensive online site providing the MS community with MS technology resources and information, including tips on making technology easier to use.  

Want to change the world? Why not start by changing someone’s life? Volunteers at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society are integral partners in our fight against MS. Become a volunteer and help end the devastating effects of MS. Click here for more information.
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