With the heat wave on full blast, this is the perfect time to stay indoors and focus on fundraising for the MS Leaders Circle. Tell everyone you know about what you are doing to help local people living with MS and ask for their support. Make the most of the tools and resources available and watch your fundraising total rise along with the temperature.

Fundraising Tips
  • Send pre-drafted emails through your participant center, follow up on emails sent and thank your donors for their support. Check out this infographic from GetResponse to learn the best time of day to send emails. We recommend sending at least monthly fundraising messages to prospective donors.  
  • Download the Boundless Fundraising app in your participant center to fundraise through Facebook. Set up automatic posts and let the app do the rest. 
  • Fundraising events are a great way to increase your total and have fun at the same time. Why not host an event at your home, local restaurant or pub? See what your fellow honorees are planning below.  
MS Service Day
Further your commitment by participating in MS Service Day on Saturday, October 26 in southern N.J. Help local people living with MS with outdoor projects (raking, cleaning yards or painting) made difficult because of fatigue and other symptoms. Contact to sign up. We need more than 60 volunteers and hope this will be yet another way for our honorees to connect and network.

Look out for opportunities to get involved in the MS Legal Clinic soon. 

If you have any questions, or if there is anything we can help you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Kristina McGraw
Vice President, Community Outreach
eventsHonoree Events
Support your fellow honorees at these upcoming events. Have an event you would like us to feature? Contact us.

July 26 and August 1 - Ladies night out for MS: Designer handbag bingo party
Join the party at the Feasterville Fire Hall in Bucks County in July and the Bellevue in Philadelphia in August. Enjoy door prizes, raffle prizes, BYOB and snacks beginning at 6:30 p.m. Find out more.

August 14 - Guest bartending event
Join Bronwyn Martin from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Fado Irish Pub in Philadelphia.

August 21 - Pub event
Join Bronwyn Martin from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kildare's Irish Pub in West Chester, PA. Enjoy unlimited call liquor cocktails, craft draft beers, select wines, non-alcoholic beverages and half price appetizers. Find out more.

August 28 - Help us take a bite out of MS
Hosted by The Association of Networking Professionals and Total Rehab and Fitness, this family-friendly event at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, N.J. includes a buffet and refreshments from 6 to 9 p.m. Find out more.

September 14 - Spin class
Support Jennifer Piperato by taking a spin class at The Wall in Philadelphia and making a $25 donation to the National MS Society. Check The Wall's website for class times. Find out more.

Fall (Date coming soon) -  Networking event
Paul and Stephanie Gambone are hosting a house party to support honorees Roi Ligon, Tiffany Newmuis and Gerri Vattimo. Join them for an evening of networking with professionals from across the region.
Current Fundraising Standings
MS Leaders Circle honorees have raised more than $24,800 so far! Congratulations to the current top fundraisers (as of July 22).


(1) Stanley Uhr, Campus Apartments - $6,825.00

(2) Joanne Forsythe, Saint-Gobain - $2,500.00

(3) Nicole Torsella Harris - $1,810.00

(4) Larry Frank, Conestoga Bank - $1,648.00 

(5) Bronwyn Martin, Ameriprise Financial - $1,511.00


Don't miss the opportunity to be one of the top four fundraisers on the front cover of the Philadelphia Business Journal insert.
Leaders Circle Events
Tuesday, August 20 - Networking Night
6 to 8 p.m.

Hotel Monaco
433 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

To RSVP, contact Maria Oberst.

Wednesday, October 2 -  
Awards Reception 
6 to 8 p.m.

Pyramid Club
1735 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Chapter News
Check out the revamped
The MS movement's online community has recently undergone a transformation, with a brand new look and feel. Visit to connect with people living with MS and those who care about them, as well as experts on a wide range of topics.

The National MS Society in the news
Check out this editorial by Bill Frist in The Week to find out why the National MS Society's commitment to research is so important.

Young with MS Happy Hour
Do you know someone who is living with MS and in their 20s or 30s? Let them know about our upcoming happy hour on Thursday, August 8 at The Field House in Philadelphia. This is a great way to meet other young people living with MS.

Do you shop at Amazon? 
Support the National MS Society every time you shop at Amazon. Whether it's for a physical product, a gift card or an electronic music or video download, the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter will receive a percentage of the order back as a donation. Use this link and share it with your friends and family. 
Class of 2013
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