Volunteer Voice
New to Walk MS? Fun facts to get you excited! 
April 21, May 4 and May 5

Face paintWalk MS takes place on April 21, May 4 and May 5 at 14 sites across the Greater Delaware Valley. We need 1,500 volunteers to make the event a success. Many of you know about the walk at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but are you familiar with the other 13 sites? Check out some fun facts below to get you excited and sign up today! 


Coca-Cola Park, Allentown, Pa. -

Our largest Walk site, this 8,200 seat ballpark is home to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. 


Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Devon, Pa. - Home to the largest and oldest outdoor, multi-breed equestrian competition in the country.


Gring's Mill, Wyomissing, Pa. - Finish the walk with a delicious bratwurst.


Ocean City Boardwalk, Ocean City, N.J. - Walk alongside iconic locations, including Shriver's Salt Water Taffy and Mac & Manco's Pizza.


Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. - Have your picture taken in the exact same spot where NASCAR greats hoist their trophies. 


Washington Lake Park, Sewell, N.J. - Enjoy picturesque views of the lake and the park's Amphitheatre.


Click here to find a site near you. Register online or call us at 215-271-1500.

Help us with Walk MS mailings - week of February 25

While many of you volunteer at Walk MS on the day, we could also use your help before the event. Volunteers are needed to help with folding, stuffing and labeling between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27 and Thursday, February 28. Our office is located at 30 S. 17th Street in Philadelphia. If you are interested, contact Joy McManus

MS Service Day - Volunteers needed in Drexel Hill and Newtown Square: March 16  

MS Service Day 2012 What a difference a day can make! As part of MS Awareness Week, March 11 to 17, we are helping local families affected by MS with chores and household tasks. Ten volunteers are needed on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, contact Joy McManus.

MS Family Fun at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden: April 6

Join us on Saturday, April 6 at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, N.J. Five adult volunteers are needed between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. to help with registration and the MS Lab/Experience table. Contact Joy McManus if interested.

Women Against MS Luncheon: May 3

WAMS 2012 award recipient Did you know that four times as many women as men are diagnosed with MS? The 11th annual Women Against MS (WAMS) Luncheon takes place on Friday, May 3 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Molly D. Shepard, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Leader's Edge/Leaders By Design, LLC, will be honored with this year's Woman of Spirit Award. Volunteer needs have not been identified yet but if you would like to attend the luncheon, click here to register. 

Zumbathon® for MS: May 5 

Zumba t shirt Everyone loves to run up the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, but how many people can say they have danced on them? Join us for Zumbathon® for MS on Sunday, May 5. More like a party than a workout, Zumba blends Latin-inspired music and dance moves for a great workout. 

Zumba not your thing? Volunteers are needed and don't worry, we won't laugh if we see you moving your hips at your volunteer station - the music is contagious!
Click here to register as a participant or volunteer.


Do you participate in a local Zumba class? Help us spread the word! Contact Lindsey to request promotional flyers. 

New! Preakness at the Piazza: May 18

Join us for the 1st annual Preakness at the Piazza event on Saturday, May 18. The Preakness Stakes is part of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Held at the Piazza at Schmidt's, Preakness at the Piazza will be a fun, outdoor event with drinks, food and music, and a chance to see all the action on a 40-foot outdoor screen. Follow us on Facebook and help us reach our goal of 2,000 "Likes" by sharing the link with your friends. Look out for more details soon!

Contact Us
Joy McManus, Volunteer Manager

Kristin Marnie, Volunteer Engagement Specialist
MS Awareness Week: March 11 to 17
Get ready to paint the town orange! Make your mark by wearing orange every day this week, check out the orange lighting on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and spread the word about our education events: March 2 at the Hamilton Mall, March 11 and 14 at the United Plaza Building, March 12 at the Comcast Center and March 16 at the Cherry Hill Mall. Click here for more tips on how to go orange this week.

Employment Teleconference Series: March 13 and 27  

The six part teleconference series concludes with "The Impact of Health Insurance on Career Decisions" on March 13 and "How to Talk About MS to Your Employer" on March 27. Each teleconference will be available via a toll-free number and takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. Click here to register or call 1-800-344-4867.

Changes in insurance, co-pays and co-insurance - do you have a story?

We are looking for stories from people affected by MS in PA and NJ to bring awareness about the impact of the disease to our elected officials. We are especially interested in hearing from people who have seen their co-pays or co-insurance increase significantly or who have, due to cost, made the decision to stop taking their disease-modifying treatments. For more information and to tell your story, contact Karen Mariner.

Change is happening through MS Activism

An easy way to get involved as an MS activist is to sign up for Action Alerts. When there is a hot-button issue, we will send you an email alert with the email address and phone number of your local legislator and the full language that you need to contact them. How easy is that? Find out more about being an MS Activist in PA or NJ.

Now accepting applications summer internships

We are now accepting applications for summer intern positions. Interested students are encouraged to apply now by sending their cover letter and resume to Joy McManus. All internships are unpaid but may earn college credit. Click here for job descriptions.