Aside from watching Sandra Bullock and George Clooney dramatically drift away from each other in space, why do we like movies so much?
Because they tell stories.
The same rule applies when asking others to donate. Like this email from Vancouver, WA resident and long-time team captain, Jim F. He’s not afraid to share how MS has impacted his life and how much it means for others to join him in the fight.
See how Jim’s personal narrative has helped him build a team of 50+ and raise over $3,100.
Bring out the kids this Friday for a FUNtastic opportunity—to create art projects to be sold at the Caddies 4 Cure celebrity auction (proceeds go to our Chapter).
Kids of all ages who are directly impacted by MS or through family or friends are encouraged to participate. An artist will be on hand to help guide their creations. Light food and beverages will be served.
Friday, March 7
NMSS Oregon Chapter Office
5331 SW Macadam Ave, Ste. 290
Portland, OR 97239
From March 3-9, let’s SHOW everyone how much we care about those who live with MS. It’s super easy and F-U-N.
- Come up with a simple way to express “your orange” (see ideas below)
- Snap a pic
- Share it on our Facebook page or Twitter with hashtag #showyourorange
Some ideas to get you started:
- Throw on your snappiest orange t-shirt, tie, scarf, socks or gloves (get creative)
- Do the same, but with your Walk MS or Bike MS team, friends, co-workers, etc.
- Draw something fun
- Dress up your pet in his/her best orange super pooch costume
- Paint that old bike in the garage
- Whip out the Bozo wig
Dr. Sherman is one of the world’s leading experts on myelinating nerve cells. He and a team of OHSU researchers discovered that blocking a certain enzyme in the brain can help repair the damage associated with MS and other neurological diagnoses.
Recorded at the National MS Society, Oregon Chapter 2013 Annual Meeting & Research Update, December, 2013.
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Learn more about Larry and his vital work.
Join us in March for one of our fun Walk MS kickoff events. Great for anyone who wants to learn:
- Super easy ways to encourage others to donate
- Top tips to cultivate your Walk MS team
- How the funds you raise help those living with MS
- The answer to the question, “Who really is the better band—REO or Styx?”
Tasty snacks and beverages included.
Put on your orange and join us!
BRING ALONG A FRIEND AND SHOW THEM WHY BIKE MS IS THE BEST SUPPORTED, MOST SPECTACULAR, DYN-O-MITE ROCKIN’ RIDE IN OREGON.
While hanging with a bunch of warm and friendly people you’ll learn:
- What’s new at 2014 Bike MS Willamette Valley
- Why Bike MS is so important to our pursuit of a cure
- Super easy ways to kickstart fundraising and
- Top tips to recruit new team members
Also – during the event, all registered Bike MS participants will receive a generous 30% discount off select merch at Western Bikeworks (details below). Register now or onsite at the kickoff.
Tasty bevvies and superb snacks served. Join us!
THURSDAY, MARCH 6
5:30 – 7:00 pm
1015 NW 17th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
The following PDF provides information helpful to those who’ve signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov and are awaiting a response.
Are you looking for a way to combine your talents and passion for Good?
Then you gotta join our Volunteer Army. It’s the perfect way to make genuine connections with real human beings and have a ton of fun—all while supporting a wonderful cause.
Here are the latest opportunities…
When you hit the big 3-0, life begins to change. You’re taken more seriously. You’re more settled into your career or family. You might even have enough money for a trip to someplace really exotic like Paris…or Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo.
Somebody we all know and love is turning 30 this year. Can you tell us who?
- Justin Timberlake
- Anne Hathaway
- Bike MS Willamette Valley
If you said “Chewbacca,” you score 10 Parsec points for being a Star Wars fan. But the truth is, we’re about to ring in somebody else’s third decade:
By Andrea Kofoed
I’m Andrea, your Walk MS Oregon manager. I’m proud to say, you guys made Walk MS 2013 AMAZING! Still, the one thing I keep hearing is, “Next year, I’m starting earlier!”
So, how do you get a head start on your Walk MS efforts? Here are some great tips.