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 MS stops people from moving.
The National MS Society exists
to make sure it doesn't.

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Join the Movement. 
Create Change. Be an MS Activist. 

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 The National MS Society is committed to building a movement by and for people with MS that will move us closer to a world free of this disease.

To ignite this movement, we have developed a new language and look to help people better understand what it means to live with MS.

Take action. Join the movement.
MS Awareness Week

NEW! Through a series of interactive courses, the Relationship Matters program helps couples learn and apply skills to deal with challenges related to multiple sclerosis. Learn More.

Relationship Matters. A program for couples living with MS. Click for details.


Come face to face with a disease that affects each person in its own unique and unpredictable way.  Join people across the country in the fight to end MS.  EVERY voice matters.  EVERY story counts.

To see this new MS Site, click here.

Welcome to the Rio Grande Office of the All America Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society.   Our web site provides information about:

  • Information about multiple sclerosis
  • Local programs and services
  • Current research and treatments
  • Current events and activities
  • Fundraising and volunteer opportunities throughout our service area

Our Mission
We achieve our mission through delivery of programs and services to people with MS and their families and caregivers, and through support of research into the cause and cure of MS.  Our activities are made possible through private donations, grants, sponsorships and fundraising campaigns such as Walk MS and Bike MS.

People with MS and family members who are registered with our office receive our quarterly newsletter MS Connections, mailings about programs, events and volunteer opportunities.  Most of our programs and services are free, however some may require nominal fees.

Spread the Word!
Studies show that early and ongoing treatment with an FDA approved therapy can reduce future disease activity and improve quality of life for many people with multiple sclerosis.  The National MS Society's medical advisors recommend that people with MS talk with their health care professional about using one of these medications and about strategies and effective treatments to manage symptoms.  The National MS Society is committed to ensuring that people with MS have the information and quality care they need to live healthy, productive and independent lives.  If you or someone you know has MS, please contact the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at nmx@nmss.org or 1-800 344-4867 to learn about ways to help manage multiple sclerosis and about current research that may one day reveal a cure.

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Walk MS 2009

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Register now for 2009.
Learn More
Sponsor a Walker!

Take a quick trip to the e-pledge center and search for a participant by walk site. 

Bike MS 2009: Vantage Homes Ride

Bike to create a world free of MS

Register now for 2009.

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2008 Photo Gallery

Sponsor a Rider!
Take a quick trip to the e-pledge center and search for a rider by name. 
Christopher & Banks
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They have joined the
Movement to create a
World Free from MS.
View this year's
MS Hope Jewelry Collection
Face of MS

If you missed the personal stories from MS Awareness Week - read them now.

Meet Austin - Teen Caregiver
Meet the Josephs
Advocacy Pair

Meet Madison - Teen with MS
Meet Denbury Resources
Bike Sponsor & Team

Meet the Gittins
Married Caregiver

Can We Help?
Learn about the Financial Assistance available to people with MS under extraordinary circumstances.
Research Update
Are you interested in learning more about research into the cause and cure of MS? Current research upates, clinical trial information and webcast information can be found on our research web page. For more information, click here.