Colleagues and friends
I'm excited to let you know I was nominated to participate in the National MS Society Leadership class of 2021. I am sure many of you know I have been fundraising and working with the Society in different aspects for a number of years. I am truly honored to be part of the leadership class. My participation offers me a great opportunity to spread the word about MS awareness and help with the vital job of fundraising. There is an estimated 1 million Americans currently living with MS; their families and caretakers are all aided by the support of the National MS Society with generous donations.
I have seen firsthand the progress achieved by research funding the MS Society provides. It's been 20 years since I was diagnosed with MS in that short period time we've gone from having three disease modifying medications to now having over 20. When I began my treatment I was mixing medications for daily injections often with uncomfortable side effects; now i only have to take a small pill.
The MS Society knows that we're stronger together! I have two asks:
- generous donations
- creative fundraising ideas and ways we can spread MS awareness
I have started with a small goal I hopefully will quickly surpass with your generosity and help. I will keep you all informed of my efforts and progress as my classmates and I work to create a world free of MS!