Did you miss our record-breaking webcast? Not a problem. You can watch it now.
“Promising MS Research to Repair, Protect and Restore the Nervous System”
-What drives myelin destruction and nerve degeneration in MS
-Preventing progression in MS
-Protecting the nervous system from MS damage
-Restoring function to people living with MS
-Repairing myelin damage
We say that Multiple Sclerosis shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. But as many families struggle to cope with the financial impact of MS, it’s difficult to plan and save for a child’s education amid the unpredictability of MS. That’s why the National MS Society created the Scholarship Program: to help individuals and families affected by MS move forward towards their dream of attending college.
Meet our staff. Make new friends. Enjoy a delicious (free) lunch.
Featuring “A Novel Therapeutic Approach to Repair the MS Brain.”
Presented by Larry S. Sherman, PhD, Senior Scientist in the Division of Neuroscience at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).
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.
Saturday, December 7
10am-Noon (includes free lunch)
DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom
1000 NE Multnomah St
Portland, OR 97232
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Do you love to lead people, brainstorm, build stuff, write articles or have meaningful conversations? We’ve got an opportunity for you.
Volunteers are the heart of the National MS Society. Without them—without you—there are so many tasks we couldn’t accomplish. And there are so many purposeful ways to contribute to the MS movement. You can provide office support, check in participants at an event, submit articles to our blog, assist with our marketing efforts, or even provide leadership on one of our event planning committees.
Who are the easiest people to recruit for your Bike MS team? According to our top team captains, they are…
If you guessed #4, we have just one question: what kind of bike does the furry space beast ride*?
We are thanking YOU this week—celebrating all you and your Walk MS teammates do to help change lives for those living with MS. We are forever grateful for your tireless dedication.
You and your teammates joined over 5,000 participants in Oregon and SW Washington during the 2013 Walk MS season. Together, you raised over $490,000. Here are a few of the ways those funds make a difference.
If you were one of the 600 cyclists who participated in 2013 Bike MS Willamette Valley, you helped raise over $572,000. A RECORD YEAR!!
To celebrate, we’re thanking YOU every day this week, honoring the myriad of ways you and your Bike MS teammates help change lives and make every mile so much sweeter.
Teams are the driving force that help us move closer to a world free of MS. We are so grateful for your hard work, commitment and dedication!
Image Credit: Jenny Kroik
Free Workshop: Work with Professional Actors to Share Your MS Story
The old adage, “You haven’t got anything if you don’t have your health” is pretty far from the truth some days. Illness can isolate, stigmatize, frustrate, disempower and transform your life. It can also bring you in contact with people who live their lives with generosity and compassion, reveal talents you didn’t know you possessed, teach you what to hold onto and what to let go of, and bring you into close relationships with people whose backgrounds are wildly different from yours, but who share a common experience with your own.
These stories can be magic. If you’ve got one to tell about your journey with MS, here’s your chance to both develop and see it performed by professional actors.
A Candid Conversation with NMSS Oregon Chapter Board Trustee, Michelle Waddell
Michelle Waddell is the CFO, VP of Operations and Finance at General Sheet Metal. She enjoys scuba diving with her husband and dabbles in photography. Here are some excerpts from our insightful talk about her long-term associations with MS, how a battle with cancer shaped her views, and why it’s so important to generate awareness about multiple sclerosis.
A Candid Conversation with NMSS Oregon Chapter Board Trustee, Chad Rheingold
Chad Rheingold is a Real Estate Asset Manager and Consultant with Wyse Investment Services Company. He’s passionate about his family, woodturning and cyclo-cross. We caught up with Chad as he prepared to leave for a weekend family excursion to Sun River, Oregon, where he spoke openly about the day-to-day impact of MS on his family, what he hopes to achieve as a Trustee, and how an ancient hobby provides inspiration.