Your efforts help support the many programs and services provided by the National MS Society, as well as fund important research into the cause, treatments and a cure for MS.
Where Does the Money Go?
As efficient, effective stewards of our donors’ contributions, we make sure that more than 79 cents out of every dollar we raise goes directly to improve the lives of people living with MS through programs, services and research.
To move us closer to creating a world free of MS, last year alone, the Society invested nearly $50 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world while providing program services to over one million people.
Our supporters’ generous contributions help people affected by MS by:
- Helping fund cutting-edge research aimed at finding the cause of MS, more treatments and, ultimately, ending the disease forever.
- Providing resources and information for people living with MS about a variety of issues through newsletters, publications, education seminars and conferences, and at-home teleconferences.
- Providing direct support and financial assistance for the FDA-approved medications, medical equipment, counseling services, respite, care management, college scholarships, and other emergency assistance.
- Supporting emotional health and physical well-being through a network of self-help groups, a peer support telephone program, wellness programs, and more!
- Reconnecting families affected by MS by coordinating family and social programs, couples retreats, kids camp, and other family support programs.
- Driving change through advocacy at the federal, state and local level to benefit people with MS and their families.
Here’s a sample of your fundraising dollars at work:
$35: could help deliver self-help groups to support people affected by MS in our community.
$65: could fund wellness programs aimed at treating the mind, body and spirit.
$120: could help pay for a physical therapy session to manage MS symptoms by enhancing strength and mobility.
$200: could fuel our cause to help influence change by engaging elected officials to make MS a national priority.
$400: may help fund a researcher working toward a cure.
$1,000: could provide two consultations with an MS Navigator for nearly 30 people living with MS.