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Chapter receives 2013 Inglis Award for Continuing Excellence

Chapter logo.jpgThe Greater Delaware Valley Chapter will be honored with the 2013 Inglis Award for Continuing Excellence at a ceremony in May. The $10,000 award honors the outstanding performances of five not-for-profit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region that enhance the quality of life for people with physical disabilities, and by doing so, supports the Inglis mission of enabling people with disabilities - and those who care for them - to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. Inglis is the parent corporation of several entities, including the skilled nursing care facility Inglis House.

“We greatly appreciate this recognition and the funding that comes with it,” says Karen Mariner, the chapter's Vice President of Advocacy. “These additional financial resources will allow us to take some innovative approaches to our work and enable us to reach even more people with our much-needed services.”


Walk MS continues on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5

cropped -walk.jpgWalk MS kicked off on Sunday, April 21 at six sites across the Greater Delaware Valley. Thank you to all of the walkers and volunteers who made this event a success. We are sincerely grateful to every person for spreading awareness and raising valuable funds to support local programs and services and vital MS research. When Walk MS first started in 1988, there were no disease-modifying drugs available for people living with MS. Now there are ten! Just imagine what we can achieve together in the future.

Walk MS continues this Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at eight sites in our area. Click here to find a site near you. You may register online before the event or visit the check-in tent to register on the day. If you have any questions, please contact the Walk MS team.

We need additional volunteers to help at the Coca-Cola Park, Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, and Pocono Raceway sites. If you or someone you know are interested in volunteering, please contact Joy McManus.


In the News

> The National MS Society Partners with Pour le Monde® for a Fragrance That Makes “Cents” For People Living with MS

> Positive Results Announced for Aubagio in Phase III Study of People at High Risk for MS

> Results Published from Phase II Trial of Daclizumab in Relapsing MS


Upcoming Programs

May 5 - Zumbathon® for MS
Combining Latin-inspired music and dance moves, this event at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will have you on your feet and having fun with your family and friends. All ages and abilities are welcome! Click here for more information and to register.

May 7 - LINKS Teleconference Series: Tips and Gadgets
The sixth teleconference in the series takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. Learn about simple, low-cost tips and gadgets that can make your day a little easier; how to develop your own strategies and take some control over MS; and strategies for dealing with cognitive problems commonly associated with MS. Click here for more information and to register. For information about the other calls in this series, please click here.

May 8 - The Spectrum of MS: Spring Teleconference Series - MS, Sex and Intimacy
The second teleconference in the series takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join us from the comfort of your own home for a forthright discussion about the deeply personal side of living with MS and explore concepts of intimacy and sexual expression. Click here for more information and to register. For information about the other calls in this series, please click here.

May 11 - New Horizons: Latest in Research, Treatments & Resources
Want to know about the latest treatment and research updates? Join us for an informative program and resource fair. Presenters include Dr. Gary Clauser and Dr. Lorraine Spikol, Directors of the Lehigh Valley Health Network MS Center. Click here for more information and to register.

May 18 - Preakness at the Piazza
Enjoy great entertainment, food and drinks while watching the 138th Running of the Preakness Stakes, a premier thoroughbred horse race, on the Piazza's jumbotron. Bid on prime auction items in addition to your favorite horses. Don't forget to wear your hat or bowtie! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


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