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Advocacy

Get involved in the MS community.


Bill, diagnosed in
2010, triumphantly
crosses the finish
line with a cane at
Walk MS in Denver
in 2013. He had his
team, as well as his
wheelchair, with him
for support. Photo courtesy of the National MS Society

Walking their way

Don’t think Walk MS is for you? Think again.

Stewart Ferry, left, with Jose Hernandez, a congressional aide to Rep. Barbara Lee, and Elsa Rivera, an MS activist from northern California, is proud of the PPC’s impact on disability rights legislation.  Photo courtesy of the National MS Society

25 years of advocacy

Spring 2016

Activists drive change every day.

Deborah Nowlin-Keith, center, rides in the Cowboy Capital MS Trail Ride each year on her mule, IdaMay.

Trail blazers

Winter 2015-16

These fundraisers aren’t horsing around.

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Cannabis at the Capitol

Winter 2015-16

A Minnesota woman describes her experience on her state’s medical cannabis task force.

Scott Crawford’s Lego exhibit, Keep Building Jackson!, is a replica of the city of Jackson, Missisippi—with bits of whimsy and a message about the need for accessibility. Photo courtesy of Scott Crawford

Modeling the future

Fall 2015

A man with MS models an ideal, accessible city out of Lego bricks as a way of expressing himself and advocating for people with MS and disabilities.

Five colorful kickballs on the grass.

Kicking MS to the curb

Fall 2015

A junior-high kickball tournament grows into an annual MS fundraiser.

Bruce Reid riding his bike.

50 states of Bike MS

Summer 2015

Bruce Reid first rode in Bike MS for the athletic challenge it offered. But then he discovered a much more powerful reason to keep going.

David Osmond playing guitar.

The power of song

Summer 2015

David Osmond’s music sounds the right note for many people living with MS.

Bernadine Harris (far right with blue bag) is joined by her team at the Dover Walk MS event in April 2014. She became involved with Walk MS after her daughter Khalidah (shown behind man with white hat) was diagnosed. Photo courtesy of Bernadine Harris

Creating community

Spring 2015

Walk MS is a testament to the power of community.

Anna Whetstone at Muckfest.

Society Scholars: Where are they now?

Spring 2015

National Multiple Sclerosis Society scholarships have a lasting impact on the MS community.

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