National MS Society Spotlight

At MuckFest® MS, we come together though mucky hilarity to work towards a world free of multiple sclerosis. If you’re a first-time mucker, you might be brand new to the incredible work of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Rachael Nuwash, a veteran MuckFest MS Denver mucker and the Director of Emerging Campaigns for the National MS Society, shared the following with us.

Vision

The National MS Society’s vision is: A World Free of MS.

Mission

The Society’s mission is:

  • We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
  • We are a driving force of MS research and treatment to stop disease progression, restore function, and end MS forever.
  • We develop, deliver and leverage resources to enhance care for people with MS and quality of life for those affected by the disease.
  • We are leaders in the worldwide MS movement, mobilizing millions of people to do something about MS now.
  • We are activists.
  • We develop and align human, business and financial resources to achieve breakthrough results.

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The National MS Society continues to recognize and invest in the value of a nationwide obstacle course event as a means to engage an important new audience into the MS movement and build a significant new source of funds for cutting-edge research into the cause, treatment and a cure for MS. Since its inception, MuckFest MS has raised over $16 million for the Society. In addition, 78% of 2013 participants, many with a connection to MS, were brand new to the Society and had never participated in a Society event, helping us to reach a major goal of engaging a new audience.

Thank you for your support and fundraising for the National MS Society, and we can’t wait to see you out in the muck. To learn more and to get involved with your local chapter, click here.

 

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