Volunteer Voice

Volunteer at Challenge Walk MS on October 11, 12 and 14

Thank you for volunteering at Bike MS: City to Shore Ride 2012
CTS 2012 vol peanut butter 
We had an amazing Bike MS: City to Shore Ride 2012 weekend on September 29 and 30, and it was due in large part to the many volunteers who helped us out over the summer and this past month at both our office and warehouse, as well as the hundreds of you who showed up over the weekend, got up early, stayed late, rolled up your sleeves and worked hard! Thanks to your dedication, we are closer to reaching our goal of raising $5.2 million to support people living with MS.
Relive the excitement of the past weekend by visiting our photo galleries. More photos will be added throughout the week, so check back often to see all of the action!
If you volunteered this past weekend but did not receive your volunteer t-shirt, please submit your request no later than Tuesday, October 9.
Contact us
To sign up as a volunteer, or if you have any questions, please call (215) 271-1500 to speak to Joy McManus, Volunteer Manager, or Kristin Marnie, Volunteer Engagement Specialist, or email joy.mcmanus@nmss.org, or kristin.marnie@nmss.org.
Challenge Walk MS - Volunteers needed in Montgomery County on October 11, 12 and 14

Challenge Walk 2011Join us for Challenge Walk MS Philadelphia 2012! Almost 200 walkers will cover 30 miles in two days and are expected to raise close to $300,000 to support people living with MS, and you can support them by volunteering. While we are covered for volunteers on Saturday, October 13, we do need help with set-up and prep on Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12, as well as clean-up on the morning of Sunday, October 14. The location is 249 Camp Green Lane Road, Green Lane, Pa. 18054. To register, contact Joy McManus via email at joy.mcmanus@nmss.org or call (215) 271-1500 x 24124. All ages are welcome.

Volunteers needed for MS Service Day in Chester County, Pa. on October 27

MS Service DayWhat a difference a day can make! Volunteer for MS Service Day to help people living with MS with chores and household tasks that may be made difficult to complete because of their symptoms. MS Service Day will take place on Saturday, October 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the West Chester YMCA, located at 605 Airport Road in West Chester. At the end of the day, volunteers will be invited to join staff and the local MS Connection Group for a pot luck lunch to celebrate their accomplishments. Click here to register online. Please note that all volunteers will be asked to complete a background check in advance.

Suggestions needed for the Family Holiday Program


We are interested in providing a family holiday program this year and are exploring the possibility of Delaware County, Pa. as a location. If you have any suggestions for family-friendly venues, please send these to Brittany Haugen, Education Manager, at brittany.haugen@nmss.org. We are looking for a venue that appeals to families with children of all ages. (Suggestions for Delaware County, Pa. only, please)
FDA approves new oral medicine to treat relapsing forms of MS


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved teriflunomide once-daily pills (Aubagio Genzyme, a Sanofi company) to treat relapsing forms of MS. This is the second oral disease-modifying therapy approved for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Click here to read more.