|National Multiple Sclerosis Society:
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.1 million worldwide.
We help each person address the challenges of living with MS. Through our national office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society funds more MS research, provides more services to people with MS, offers more professional education and furthers more advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world.
In 2011 alone, the Society devoted $164 million to programs and services that assisted more than a million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $40 million to support more than 325 research projects around the world.