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Every hour someone is newly diagnosed with MS. What can you do in an hour to join the movement to end the disease?

On this site, you can learn about our ongoing fight against MS.


Join us for the Dinner of Champions on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. This year's event honors Paul Otellini, Intel Corporation's President and CEO, and the Fillmore and Barbara Marks Family. Click here for more information and to register.

Bike MS Gif Logo Bike MS: Waves to Wine Ride 2009 registration is now open. Please join us and ride with us on Sept 12-13, 2009.

View the The Multiple Sclerosis Trend Report: Perspectives from Managed Care, Providers, and

You can stay up to date on federal MS legislative and regulatory issues on the new I’m an MS activist blog.

Charitable Giving:
There are many ways to give...  


The National MS Society funds more research, offers more services for people with MS, and provides more professional education programs than any other MS organization in the world. Click here to learn more about your chapter.

At the Northern California Chapter, our emphasis is wellness:
We provide education, equipment, emotional support, exercise classes, family programs, and financial assistance to people with MS and their loved ones. We also promote understanding of MS and other disabilities through public outreach, government advocacy, and professional education. Click here to learn
more about
our programs and services
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In San Francisco, Sacramento or Santa Clara...
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Job Opportunities:
Volunteer Coordinator

Office Manager

Finance Manager

Our Service Area
We proudly serve 40 counties in
Northern California..

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MS shouldn't stand in the way of an education. This is why the National MS Society's scholarship program exists—to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college. To qualify, students must be attending post-secondary school for the first time.

Scholarship applications for 2009 awards will be available October 1, 2008.  Applications may be submitted from October 15, 2008 through January 15, 2009 and scholars receive notice in May 2009.  For detailed information, guidelines and application information, click here.



Walk MS

2008 Walk MS
Our 2009 Walk MS website is now open. Get an early start and join us for the 2009 Walks! 

Self Help groups

We have over 60 self help groups across our 40 county chapter! Connecting with others who are living with MS is one important tool for living and thriving with MS. Find a group near you! Our mission is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.

Computer Accessibility Features

Northern California Chapter of the National MS Society is pleased to make available this html version of our recent publication, Microsoft Accessibility Features, a quick guide to help you use the accessibility features in Microsoft XP and Vista operating systems.

This quick guide is also available as a handy desk-top spiral-bound book, available free by calling the Santa Clara office at 1-800-344-4867 Option 2.

Fast Forward
Fast Forward is a bold, large-scale initiative to speed the delivery of new treatments to people with MS.
Our Chapter

Meet the volunteers who comprise our board of trustees

Third Party Events
Are you interested in raising money for the 20,000 people in Northern California living with MS? Find out how...
Looking for accessibility equipment or services?  Check out our classifieds section.
MS World Caregiver Chat

Every Wednesdays at 5 p.m.  MS World hosts a Caregiver Chat. Stop in and see what people are talking about.

Benefits of MS Drug Therapy

Scientific evidence shows that these therapies have the ability to decrease the number of attacks a person with relapsing MS would expect to have over time. As a result, these medications are thought to slow down the development of MS disability. Learn More 

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