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            Welcome!  To the Northwestern Ohio Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Mission Statement:  The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is "to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis".

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Happy New Year 2009

The Walk MS Logotime has finally come, it is time to register for one of our 2009 Walk MS events.  Won't you please join us.  We will be having 7 walks during the March - May 2009 months.  Find the one in your area and click on the walk logo to register to join us.   

Looking for our Bike MS event registration.  Well now is the time.       BIKE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN This will be a ride you won't want to miss as we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary ride.  Bike MS Logo    
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         Register online now for the  Women on the Move Luncheon.  Click the logo below.
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Join us on Thurs. March 19th for our Women on the Move Luncheon.  Our Keynote speaker will be Austin Carty from the CBS Survivor Panama Exile Island show.  He will be discussing his mother's courage and MS.Austin Carty Survivor Logo          

11:30am - 1:30pm in Perrysburg at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons.  Individual tickets are available for $50.00.  Perhaps consider being a table captain.  Many table options are available.  Please contact Jacque Pratt at 419-897-9533 option #2 or by email at jacque.pratt@oho.nmss.org            
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Here is a list of  the National MS Society Challenge Walks   
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Spread the Word!
Thanks to significant advances in research, the FDA has approved several treatments that may alter the underlying disease course of multiple sclerosis and early treatment is critically important. People with MS should consult their doctors about using one of these FDA-approved medications and other effective treatments for the symptoms of MS. If you or someone you know has MS, contact the National MS Society - Northwestern Ohio Chapter for more information at 1-800-FIGHT MS.


United Way
Help support the National MS Society through your local United Way! Simply write in the "National MS Society" when you give to the United Way for funds to be directed to our organization.
 

  Need a Speaker?
Need a speaker for your class, organization, business or club?  Interested in educating and engaging people in our community?  Are you already involved with the MS Society in some way and want to recruit others to join you?  WE CAN HELP !!  We want to get the word out about Multiple Sclerosis and how our chapter helps the over 3,400 people with MS in Northwest Ohio alone!  Call Tricia Courtney Tischler at 1-800-FIGHTMS or e-mail tricia.courtney@oho.nmss.org.  Tricia will schedule a day with you to speak to those you want to reach.  She also can provide an interactive presentation great for students of all ages!

 

Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage

The Ohio Chapters of the National MS Society are members of Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage (OCHC). OCHC is backed by a three-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; OCHC is building a united consumer voice with the goal of achieving affordable, high quality care for all

Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage is a coalition uniting the consumer voice with the goal of achieving affordable, high quality care for all. Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage (OCHC) combines the forces of health care consumers and represents hundreds of thousands of consumer voices.   Visit OCHC website to learn more: http://ohioconsumersforhealth.org/

Walk MS and Bike MS

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Volunteer Opportunities
Have a little extra time to give? Interested in becoming more involved with the National MS Society? We offer several different types of volunteer opportunities. Click on the link below to find the one that's right for you! click here
Advocacy
Check out the Advocacy section of our website for updated information regarding current issues. 
 
 
My MS My Way
Your guide to using technology to help improve the way you live with MS. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc., Microsoft, and the National MS Society embark on a landmark collaboration to help people with MS maintain their health and stay connected: myMSmyWay.com        
Why You Should Get On and Stay On MS Drug Therapy
Scientific evidence shows that these therapies have the ability to decrease the number of attacks a person with relapsing MS would expect to have over time. As a result, these medications are thought to slow down the development of MS disability. Learn More
Websites for kids who have a Parent with MS

 The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has developed two different websites for kids who have a parent with MS. The sites were developed to help kids understand MS and connect with other kids to share experiences. Teens ages 13 and up can log onto www.msforteens.com kids ages 5 -12, click here

MS JAM Foundation 

For a limited amount of time, The Answer Factory will donate 5% of the service dollars generated for servicing your laser printers.  The money will be donated in the name of "your company" to the MS JAM FOUNDATION.  Money raised by the MS JAM Foundation will benefit the Northwestern Ohio Chapter of the National MS Society.  For further info please call        419-354-2110.                        http://www.answerfactory.com/

 

 
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