MS Support: 11 Organizations You Should Know

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1. National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)

This non-profit organization was formed by passionate volunteers who wanted to change the scenario for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and ultimately contribute to a world free from MS. With a network of chapters throughout the 50 US states, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society helps the MS community by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

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2. Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA)

The national, non-profit organization Multiple Sclerosis Association of America was founded in 1970 with the mission of being a “leading resource for the entire MS community, [and] improving lives today through vital services and support,” as stated by the MSAA. The organization provides support and services to MS patients and their loved ones through programs such as a Helpline with trained specialists, award-winning educational videos and publications, safety and mobility equipment distribution, cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals, and a lending library.

Know more here.

3. Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF)

Founded in 1986, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is a service-based and non-profit organization based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and which works through a comprehensive approach to help MS patients improve their health and well-being. The organization offers programs and support particularly focused on helping patients be self-sufficient and safe in their homes. Simultaneously, the MSF is also focused on increasing public awareness and promote understanding about multiple sclerosis through its educational programs.

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4. Accelerated Cure Project (ACP)

This patient-founded national non-profit organization has a main mission to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis. To do so, ACP’s efforts focus on supporting research to accelerate scientific advances, improve diagnosis, optimize treatment and ultimately cure MS. “ACP believes that research is the only way to greatly improve the outlook for people with MS. The organization promotes scientific collaboration and accelerates research by rapidly and cost-effectively providing researchers with data and biospecimens they need to explore novel research ideas that can lead to better care for people with MS,” as stated by the ACP.

Know more here.

Patrícia holds her PhD in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, The Netherlands. She has studied Applied Biology at Universidade do Minho and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal. Her work has been focused on molecular genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites.
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Patrícia holds her PhD in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, The Netherlands. She has studied Applied Biology at Universidade do Minho and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal. Her work has been focused on molecular genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites.
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