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Bike MS: City to Shore is almost here!

The chapter's largest fundraiser and one of the best bike tours in the country is coming up this Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29. There's still room for a few more cyclists and, as always, volunteers to make sure it's our most successful event ever. Visit MSCycling.org to sign up.

There are so many ways to support City to Shore. Danzeisen & Quigley, one of the event's sponsors, will donate $1 for every new Facebook "like" they receive by Monday, September 30. Click here to "like" their page and tell your friends, family, colleagues and others to "like" them too!


MS Legal and Financial Clinic

Do you live in Philadelphia County? Do you need help with legal or financial issues? If so, apply for an appointment at our free legal and financial clinic on Saturday, November 2. Meet with a lawyer or financial specialist and receive the advice you need. Our volunteers are available to advise on:

  • Credit/debit consolidation 
  • Estate planning
  • Family law
  • Landlord/tenant counseling
  • Power of attorney drafting
  • Social Security Disability Insurance
  • Wills

The clinic is open to people living with MS in Philadelphia County over the age of 18. To apply, download the application form (pdf) and return it by Tuesday, October 15. If your application is successful, you will receive a 30 minute appointment between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you have any questions, please call Karen Sheppard at 215-271-1500.


Living Well with MS Fall Teleconference Series

Join us from the comfort of your own home for the northwest region's fall teleconference series 'Living Well with MS'. This free educational series will discuss a diverse range of topics for people living with MS, including coping with MS pain, the emotional and physical health of caregivers, and MS research.

Please find more information about each teleconference through the links below. Teleconferences will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. You will need to register individually for each teleconference you plan to attend.


Check out Momentum's new interactive format

Click here to read the National MS Society's magazine in the new, interactive format. If you have a tablet, download the free Momentum app from the Apple and Android stores.


New recordings available on Podbean

If you missed the recent Newly Diagnosed Teleconference Series, visit our channel on Podbean to access the recordings and presentations from each call. Topics include MS 101: Understanding MS, Treatment Options, and To Tell or Not Tell: Disclosing Your MS.

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> Cutting-edge brain science by UCSF researcher wins first Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research

> Society Holds Briefing on Capitol Hill Calling for More Medical Research Funding for Progressive MS


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October 3 - MS 101 Telephone Support Group
Dial in from 7 to 8 p.m. for the second meeting of the MS 101 Telephone Support Group. Led by Lamar Freed, PsyD, the group meets on the first Thursday of every month and discusses essential topics relating to MS, including symptoms and treatment options, fatigue management, and effects on the family. Learn more.

October 12 - Progressive MS: The Road Ahead
If you're living with progressive MS, join us at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for this educational event and resource fair. MS experts will discuss 'Strengthening Family Resilience' and 'Research Avenues for Progressive MS'. Learn more.

October 17 - The Right Notes: Wine Tasting and Jazz Event
Don't miss The Right Notes, presented by the National MS Society and the Somers Point Jazz Society. Reserve your tickets now for an evening of superb wine, philanthropy, and great music from renowned tenor saxophonist Dr. Michael Pedicin and his quartet. We're also planning an exciting charity golf event beginning at 12:30 p.m. Learn more.

October 19 - What's Right for Me? The Latest in MS Treatments and Resources
Join us at the Centerton Country Club and Event Center in Pittsgrove, N.J. to learn more about MS treatments and research and find out how to address some of the daily challenges of living with MS. Taking place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the event features a presentation by Dr. Donald Barone, MS Neurologist at Rowan University, and an accompanying resource fair. Learn more.  

November 16 - South Jersey Sips
Want to spend the day at one of the oldest and most beautiful wineries in South Jersey? You and a guest are invited to join us at Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City from 3 to 5 p.m. for a free wine tour, tasting and social hour. Enjoy picturesque views of the vineyard, award winning wines, and a rich history spanning more than 150 years. Learn more.

For more upcoming events, please visit the chapter calendar.

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