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Jack Osbourne: MS is the new reality

Fall 2014

Meet Jack Osbourne, reality star, son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and a young man living with MS.

Dani Bock, Libby Claeys and Melissa Dittberner get ready to roll in Dallas, the day before the start of the Sk8 the State for MS event this past March. Photo courtesy of Libby Claeys.

Rolling with MS

Fall 2014

A roller derby group called Sk8 the State for MS brings a certain ferocity—and an unwillingness to give up helping end MS—to its annual fundraiser.

Marleigh Brown, center, has been participating in Bike MS events since she was diagnosed in 2009.  I Ride with MS was an additional opportunity to spread awareness about MS, she says. Photo courtesy of Marleigh Brown

Biking with MS

Summer 2014

Want to ride in Bike MS but concerned about MS symptoms getting in the way? Anyone can participate in the newly expanded I Ride with MS program.

Filmmaker Jason DaSilva met his wife, Alice, at an MS support group. She eventually became DaSilva’s collaborator on his documentary, “When I Walk.” They married in 2010 and have a 1-year-old son, Jase.  Photo by Michael Varhol

Reel life with MS

Summer 2014

Young filmmaker Jason DaSilva was recently diagnosed with MS. He turned the camera on himself to show what life is like with the disease.

Last summer, Don Fraser’s Bike the US for MS team cycled from Yorktown, Va., to San Francisco, Calif. They celebrated when they reached their destination, near the Golden Gate Bridge, shown above.Photo courtesy of Don Fraser

Passing the baton

Summer 2014

Relays give the MS cause greater reach not only by allowing more athletes to fundraise but also by deploying them across greater distances.

Connections create bridges to help advance MS advocacy.

Connecting for change

Spring 2014

The most powerful connections aren’t between places or things; they’re between people. Three devoted activists share their stories about how they connect with the MS community.

Carin Snell at Walk MS.

A step forward

Spring 2014

Walk MS participants forge lifelong connections that make a difference in the effort to create a world free of multiple sclerosis.

Shemar Moore and Marilyn Wilson-Moore

Partners in crime

Spring 2014

Shemar Moore, from the hit series “Criminal Minds,” talks about the starring role that his mom—who lives with MS— plays in his life. Moore rode in his eighth Bike MS event in October.

Alan Buegeleisen (above) with his parents, Sally (now deceased) and Abbott, who have made a lasting contribution to MS research. Photos Courtesy of Monia Joblin

A personal stamp

Spring 2014

Three generations of a family affected by MS use their passion to raise money for MS research. They adapt their methods to their life changes but still find ways to keep the flame burning.

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How to make connections

Spring 2014

Every voice counts. Amplify the impact of your MS advocacy by making connections with members of your community.