Within a year, Dr. Wahls had ditched her motorized assists and started riding a bicycle. Eight years later, she shows no signs of her disease. Last summer, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, which has been tracking research into diet and inflammation, committed more than $1 million to study the effect of her diet on M.S.-related fatigue.
We were lucky enough to have a conversation with Sylvia Leonard, Interim CEO and president, MS Society of Canada. The MS Society of Canada provides services to people living with multiple sclerosis and their families to enhance their quality of life and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. Sylvia talked with us about the importance of having a support system, what she would tell individuals and families struggling with a new MS diagnosis, and the most challenging (and rewarding) parts of her work. – Yael
We’ve carefully selected these MS nonprofits because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and support people living with MS and their loved ones.
Artists Kirsty Stevens and Hannah Laycock tackle the knowledge gap that surrounds MS by creating art that is tangible and accessible.
The Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis (ACP) is a patient-founded national non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating advances toward a cure for MS.
We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers.
We understand what life’s like with MS, and we support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between.
Race to Erase MS is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of Multiple Sclerosis. Funding research is the core focus of the Foundation and all funds raised support our Center Without Walls program, a selected network of the nation’s top MS research centers.
Shift.ms is the social network for people with multiple sclerosis. Founded by MSers, for MSers, the charity supports many thousands of recently diagnosed people across the world as they make sense of MS. It’s independent and it’s free.
Can Do MS delivers health and wellness education programs to help families with MS thrive.
THE MS AWARENESS FOUNDATION places great emphasis on a higher, more vital and buoyant lifestyle by making known the social, physical and medical resources and opportunities that are available.
As a predominantly service-based, non-profit organization, our primary mission is to ensure the best quality of life for those coping with MS by providing comprehensive support and educational programs. We strive to help make A Brighter Tomorrow by supporting research into its cause and cure.
The mission of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is to be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.
Since 2004, the Myelin Repair Foundation has funded basic research that has led to the publication of more than 120 peer-reviewed scientific articles, the identification of more than 100 novel potential myelin repair treatment targets and the discovery of multiple new research tools—animal models and assays—that may help to accelerate research on all neurological diseases.
We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50 state network of chapters. We fund more MS research, provide more services to people with MS, offer more professional education and further more advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS.
At the Rocky Mountain MS Center, we are passionate about solving problems and evaluating all options. Workable solutions are what we value, and we look forward to helping you find answers. So whether you are searching for education, care, support or research, you can look first to the Rocky Mountain MS Center. The answers begin here.