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Kids Get MS Too: Family Retreat - Middleburg, VA
For families with a child or teen living with MS, the Kids Get MS Too summer retreat is a great opportunity to network with other families dealing with pediatric MS.

Where: Meadowkirk Retreat and Conference Center, Middleburg, VA

When: June 28 to 30, 2013 (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)

Meadowkirk is situated on 358 acres amidst the beautiful farms of historic Middleburg, Virginia, approximately one hour west of Washington, D.C. The retreat activities will include a challenge course, swimming, nature trails, campfires, and more! Pediatric MS specialists and National MS Society staff will lead breakout sessions and discussion groups for kids and teens with MS, parents, and siblings.

To reserve your spot or for more information, contact Julie Vallelunga at 202-375-5608 or by email. There is no cost to attend, due to generous support from our corporate sponsor, Fox Rothschild LLP.
Three Ways to Become an MS activist
Become an MS Activist

Be a Digital MS Activist


Educate your public officials and others about the best interests of people with MS and their families and help drive change. We'll show you how! Click here to get informed, rise up, take action and recruit. If you're already an MS activist, please join our current digital activism campaign .

Proclamations Help Build Awareness About MS


The PA Government Relations Committee wants to raise awareness about MS among our elected officials and is undertaking a "Proclamation Blitz" to try and get every town and city in the state to issue a proclamation about MS. You can help by asking your township/city officials to issue a proclamation recognizing MS Awareness Week, taking place from March 11 to 17. It's easy! The proclamation language is already written and Frank Austin, a member of the PA Government Relations Committee, is available to talk you through it and offer assistance. If interested, please contact Frank at 412-315-9158 or by email.

N.J. Advocacy Survey: We Want to Hear From You


We are currently collecting information from people impacted by MS in N.J. This information will be used to help the N.J. Government Relations Committee in making decisions about which issues to work on this year. If you are a N.J. resident and are living with MS, have a friend or family member living with MS, or volunteer for the Society, please take a few moments to complete the survey. If you require any assistance in completing the survey, please email Karen Mariner.

Ruby Tuesday is Giving Back 


On Tuesday, March 12, present this coupon to your server at any participating location and Ruby Tuesday will give 20% of your bill back to the National MS Society. Share this coupon with family members, friends and co-workers and help raise money for the Society. Make your reservation today!
Zumbathon® for MS
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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. Click here for more information and to register.


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


Click here to learn about our other fundraising events. 

Activists Head to Washington, D.C. to Advocate for Research Funding 


Hundreds of volunteer activists and chapter staff will be storming the hill on March 6 to meet with our elected officials to secure research dollars for MS. Activists will be talking with legislators about research funding for NIH, the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program and funding for the FDA.

You may not be in D.C., but you can still make sure your representative hears from you! Contact Karen Mariner at (215) 271-1500 or by email to learn how you can make a difference.
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