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Our Core Values

By living these values every day, the National MS Society offers hope to all who live with multiple sclerosis.

Commitment—We are passionate in our commitment to people affected by MS. We strive to improve quality of life while searching for the cure.

Leadership—We are leaders in the fight against MS. Through creativity and hard work, we accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, promote quality health care, stimulate community resources and services, advocate for favorable government policies and are the world's best source of information about multiple sclerosis.

Integrity—We are honest and straightforward in all that we do. We treat everyone with dignity and respect. We act responsibly with resources entrusted to us. We are accountable and act in accordance with these values.

Excellence—We set high standards of performance and service delivery and work towards excellence in our mission to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.

Teamwork—We advance the interests of people affected by multiple sclerosis through individual and team achievements. We recognize our volunteers and staff as our most valued resources. We encourage collaboration across organizational

These values guide our work as volunteers and staff of the National MS Society as we move toward our ultimate goal of a world without multiple sclerosis.

  Unanimously approved by the National Board of Directors, February, 2004