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Multiple Sclerosis Society

MSThis week I’m profiling each of the charities that have been voted for so far to provide others with a little more information as to what they are all about.  To view all  the charity overviews, please click the Charities page in the upper right.  If you haven’t done so yet, don’t forget to vote for your favorite charities.  Today I’m covering the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

About the Society

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 needs 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.

Our Vision and Mission

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

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.

Core Values

As an organization whose vision is to create a world free of multiple sclerosis, the Society strives to live by a set of core values which guide our work and our actions on a daily basis.

Commitment

We are passionate in our commitment to people affected by MS. We strive to improve quality of life while searching for the cure.

Leadership

We are leaders in the vision of a world free of MS. Through creativity and hard work, we accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, promote quality health care, stimulate community resources and services, advocate for favorable government policies, and are the world’s best source of information about multiple sclerosis.

Integrity

We are honest and straightforward in all that we do. We treat everyone with dignity and respect. We act responsibly with resources entrusted to us. We are accountable and act in accordance with these values.

Excellence

We set high standards of performance and service delivery, and work toward excellence in everything we do.

Teamwork

We advance the interests of people affected by multiple sclerosis through individual and team achievements. We recognize our volunteers and staff as our most valued resources. We encourage collaboration across organizational boundaries.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Donation Breakdown

From Charitynavigator.org, the 2008 donation breakdown is as follows:

Program Expenses 85.5%    
Administrative Expenses 5.8%    
Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
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August 17, 2009 - Posted by | Bike MS, Charity, Cycling | , , , ,

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