National MS Society Mission
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now-to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn't.
We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
- We are moving research forward by relentlessly pursuing prevention, treatment and cure
- We are moving to reach out and respond to individuals, families and communities living with multiple sclerosis
- We are moving politicians and legislation to champion the need of people with MS through activism, advocacy and influence
- We are moving to mobilize the millions of people who want to do something about MS now
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Why I Walk
In Your Words
|I walk for my mother-in-law Leah Bell who was diagnosed in 1997. I have been part of the family for 9 years and I love her more now than ever. She is strong, beautiful and courageous. I walk to find a cure for her and others fighting MS.
|I am walking for my mom Linda Crossfield she has progressive, persistant MS. She was diagnosed in the early 80's despite the long difficult road MS has taken her down she still loves, smiles and is a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and a friend. We love you MOM!
Erin Crossfield Morton
|I walk because of my beautiful children, extended family, and my awesome husband, but most importantly...me. I was diagnosed in 2000 and have been admitted into the hospital only 4 times. I teach and am a continuing student. I have so much to live for. Therefore, I walk for a cure!
|I walk for who I consider to be my older sister. Her grandfather had MS and she found out last year that she does too. She has such a huge heart and goes through this horrrible process with her head high and a smile on her face. She is my inspiration when I feel like life is getting the best of me and I pray that some day we find a way to eliminate this disease.
|My power chair and I "walk" because I have primary progressive MS, and I want to contribute to research into solutions to halt progression. I was diagnosed in 1998 and am 67 years old, so I am too old to benefit from any new drug, but I walk to help others benefit in the future.
|I am walking for my mother, Dawn Roberts, who was diagnosed with MS in April 2010. She is the strongest woman I know. She has not let this stop her from living her life to the fullest! She is an inspiration to all of her children and grandchildren.
|I formed "Vonnie's Angels" 2 years ago. It was the first time my Mom had ever gotten to participate in an MS Walk. The excitement it brought her to see all the people working so hard to help fight this cause was out of this world. She was diagnosed in 1982. Over the years her body slowly deteriorated but her smile always stayed the same. As big and beautiful as you could dream. Although God called her home April of 2013, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't see that smile in my head. As a child of someone with MS I feel it is my duty to be the best advocate I can be.
|I walk for my aunt who was recently diagnosed with MS. She's one of the strongest people I know and I really look up to her. My aunt is such an inspiration to never give up. Don't stop believin', Aunt Kara!!
|I walk for my daughter Arleigh who was diagnosed with MS in 2012. She currently is 4 years old. She has a very bright future, and I walk to support her dreams!
|I'm walking to support my brother, Jack Leahy. This "beanstalk" is stronger than I could ever be and I'm honoring him and his journey in living with MS everyday. I love you Jackson!
|I walk for my Sister Courtney. She was diagnosed with MS in 2009. She is an amazingly strong person and a wonderful mother to my two nieces. It is very rare when I hear her complain about having MS even though I know that she is in pain. She continues to fight everyday. I walk in hopes that there will one day be a cure for her MS so that it stops progressing and stops her pain. I would take her pain away if I could. I will continue to walk and show support in any way that I can. She is my Best Friend. I love you Court. MS SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!
|I walk for my mom, Teresa who was diagnosed with MS many years ago. She once told me, "I have MS, but MS doesn't have me." I walk so hopefully one day she won't have to live with this disease anymore! I love you mom!
|I walk for every person that has MS~~I was diagnosed 9-11-12. I will not let multiple sclerosis take over my life.
|This has been a long road, being in the medical field I have seen many patients with MS, never did I think that I'd have a daughter with it. So I personally see where the money raised, through our walks, has helped with new medications. My Yolandah is hanging tough, she has a great medical staff. But THIS is what makes her life easier....your donations. Thank you!!
|I walk for my mom, Marcia, who was my best friend...the best mom and grandma the world has ever seen. I walk for my maternal grandma, Shirlea, and I walk for my sweet friend Melanie, sister of my heart. I walk for all those who struggle daily with this disease, for their continued strength and courage. I walk to show my daughter that we can make a difference. I walk for love.
|I walk because I want to prove that MS doesn't have me! I was diagnosed 10/10/12 and I want to see better treatment options for those of us that have it and I want to see a cure so no one else will get it!
|I walk for a cure and continued medical research and development. I was diagnosed 5 years ago and thank God every day that I am currently in remission. Being on medication for a brief period was incredibly difficult. On behalf of every person being treated for MS, I am compelled to support any effort that will provide care, comfort, and cure.
|I walk because my kids deserve to run and play with their mommy now and always. I walk because I am inspired by the support and love that surrounds these AMAZING events. I walk because I will not let MS take one more thing from me and my family.
|I am walking not only for my mom who died of MS but for friends who are battling it.
|I walk for my 24 yr old daughter Sherri and for the amazing efforts being made to find a cure for this disease. Keep walking!
Share your motivation, whether it's to honor or support a particular individual living with MS who has inspired you to walk, for yourself, or just a general desire to get in shape or make the world a better place.