11 Multiple Sclerosis Celebrity Ambassadors

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Awareness of multiple sclerosis has been growing over the years. On the one hand it’s great, on the other hand, it means that this disease remains a serious issue. With all the awareness campaigns all over the world, there are many celebrities who have been touched by the MS cause and make an effort every day to help others.

Here are some of the most well-known faces that have joined  the fight against MS (source: National MS Society website):

Alessandra Ambrosio

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“Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio has accepted the role of a National Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Alessandra is known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and is one of the most recognized models in North America today. With her help raising awareness for MS, maybe someday there will be a cure for people like her father, who was diagnosed in the late nineties.”

source: National MS Society

Recently, National MS Society used a record $3M gift to expand services and outreach programs to multiple sclerosis patients.

Shemar Moore

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“Shemar Moore is an actor, Criminal Minds‘ star and a Daytime Emmy Award-winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Several years into his acting career, Marilyn, Shemar’s mother, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Shemar told People magazine: “She’s always been superwoman, but now she’s met her kryptonite.” Since then, Shemar discovered his own way to join the movement and move us closer to a world free of MS, when the Criminal Minds crew member and professional cyclist John Hatchett approached Shemar about putting together an MS 150 Bike Tour (now Bike MS) team.”

source: National MS Society

Learn more about how Shemar Moore supports his mother, who has multiple sclerosis, while also helping MS research.

Clay Walker

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“Country music sensation Clay Walker, at the age of 26, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis during one of the most pivotal points in his life. Since then, he has made it his mission to help others with the disease. In 2003, Clay established Band Against MS, a not-for-profit organization committed to providing educational information for those living with MS and funding research toward a cure for MS.”

source: National MS Society

The multi-platinum country music artist Clay Walker had several messages to MS patients at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) 2016 Annual Meeting.

Bill Pullman

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“Actor, director and producer Bill Pullman has been a National MS Society Ambassador for many years. A regular at the Society’s Southern California Chapter’s Dinner of Champions and frequent participant in Walk MS events.”

source: National MS Society

Recently, National MS Society used a record $3M gift to expand services and outreach programs to multiple sclerosis patients.

David Osmond

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“Whether performing on American Idol, rousing guests at a Women On the Move luncheon, or recording a song that stirs your soul, David Osmond has been inspiring people since his MS diagnosis nearly 10 years ago.

Earlier in his MS journey, he couldn’t walk, his breathing was so labored that he couldn’t sing, and playing guitar was impossible. Fortunately, he has regained most of his function but thinks about what it would have meant for an Osmond to live a life without music.

David is also the son of Alan Osmond, the founder of the famed troupe of singing brothers, who also lives with MS.”

source: National MS Society

Back in April, the National MS Society Invested $25.3M to Support 60 New Research Projects.

David Lander

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“Actor, comedian, composer, musician and baseball scout David L. Lander announced he had multiple sclerosis in June of 1999. He joined the National MS Society as an ambassador to increase awareness about MS and the Society — and demonstrate that you can enjoy a fulfilling career and active life despite having a chronic illness. In November 2000, David was named the National MS Ambassador of the Year.”

source: National MS Society

Recently, National MS Society used a record $3M gift to expand services and outreach programs to multiple sclerosis patients.

Rain Pryor

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“Rain Pryor is known for the many hats she wears–actress, singer, writer, producer, and comedian. Pryor became an ambassador for the MS cause and has volunteered to support the work of the National MS Society, particularly with reference to our Women Against MS program.”

source: National MS Society

Back in April, the National MS Society Invested $25.3M to Support 60 New Research Projects.

Martha Madison

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“Actress best known for her portrayal of Belle Black on the Days of Our Lives soap opera, Martha Madison knows firsthand about the effects of multiple sclerosis because of her mother’s battle with the disease. In the summer of 2005, Martha became an Ambassador for the National MS Society to help raise awareness so that someday there will be a cure to help people like her mother.”

source: National MS Society

Recently, National MS Society used a record $3M gift to expand services and outreach programs to multiple sclerosis patients.

Teri Garr

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“Teri Garr is a star who is still movin’ it to end MS whether she’s speaking before MS groups or doing public service announcements in support of MS Awareness Week. She is also someone with chronically elevated PMA — Positive Mental Attitude – despite living with MS. From Star Trek to Tootsie to Friends, Terri has charmed us for decades.”

source: National MS Society

Back in April, the National MS Society Invested $25.3M to Support 60 New Research Projects.

Tom Wallisch

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“The 23rd annual Walk MS Salt Lake City featured something new and noteworthy: X Games Gold Medalist and professional freeskier Tom Wallisch did the walk — wearing ski boots. At first, he thought of it as an icebreaker, a way to meet people and hear their stories. Then it became more than that, he says, a way to put himself in the shoes of someone with multiple sclerosis. ‘It can be hard to walk with this disease, or even just to move.'”

source: National MS Society

Recently, National MS Society used a record $3M gift to expand services and outreach programs to multiple sclerosis patients.

Madeleine Stowe

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“Activist and award-winning actress Madeleine Stowe recently went public about her late father’s battle with multiple sclerosis. Stowe understands better than most that people living with MS, or those caring for a person with MS, can sometimes feel isolated. That’s why she plans to take the stage and connect with people in ways that have never been done before, in person and online.”

source: National MS Society

Recently, National MS Society used a record $3M gift to expand services and outreach programs to multiple sclerosis patients.

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