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How YOUR Funds Are Used
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS NOW. This means we actively raise funds to provide programs and services for people with MS and to fund cutting-edge research to move us closer to a world free of multiple sclerosis.
$0.78 of every dollar funds programs, education, advocacy, and research
$0.22 of every dollar covers fundraising and administration costs
Your Dollars at Work Locally
The dollars you raise make a direct impact on the lives of those affected by multiple sclerosis. Your funds support the many programs and services the National Capital Chapter offers to help empower individuals and their families, including:
|Education Programs||Medical Referrals|
|Support Groups and Counseling||Equipment Assistance|
|Respite Services||Recreation and Wellness Programs|
|Direct Financial Assistance||Support for Families|
|Employment Programs||Transportation Assistance|
While you are setting your sights on a goal for your fundraising campaign, here is an idea of the vital services that you can help provide a local resident who is affected by MS.
|$300 - $400||Provides durable medical equipment for a person living with MS.|
|$2,000 - $2,500||Provides an electric wheelchair for a person living with MS.|
|$3,000||Provides a support program for a child whose parent is living with MS.|
|$5,000||Supports a one-day education program for families living with MS.|
|$12,000 - $15,000||Provides a weekend of in-home healthcare for 20 people living with MS.|
The National MS Society invests nearly $50 million annually to support more than 440 new and ongoing MS research projects as part of its international effort to prevent, treat, and cure MS. The Society's cumulative investment in research totals about $686 million. Significant advances have been made in both clinical and laboratory studies of MS. In addition, 130 clinical trials are ongoing, planned, or recently completed, and bring new hope for oral drugs, alleviating symptoms, and finding better options for those with progressive MS.
Research in MS is progressing at a remarkable rate but it comes with a hefty price tag. Click here to learn more about research costs.
Research NOW is the National MS Society's quarterly research feature about what research is going now to improve care and treatement - and to find ways to prevent and cure MS.
We're moving forward! Learn more about how far we've come with the history and timeline of research progress and how the Society has helped propel these advances.