CHR's charity for September is The National MS Society. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord). It can cause blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, blindness and more. These problems may be permanent or may come and go. The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. The MS Society exists to make sure it doesn't.
CHR's Charity of the Month: The National MS Society
For more than 60 years, the Greater New England Chapter has provided help for today, and hope for tomorrow to nearly 19,000 individuals and families affected by multiple sclerosis in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. The Chapter’s programs are designed to increase knowledge of the disease and available treatments; improve health and wellness; maximize independence at home and in the community; and advocate for public policies that support those with disabilities.