Connecting with others who have "been there" can make all the difference
Connect to others who can relate…. Share your story ....Successfully manage the challenges of MS
Self-Help Groups include people with multiple sclerosis, their families, friends, and other care partners who gather regularly to share common experiences and concerns, give and receive emotional support, and obtain information on living and coping with MS. These groups are led by people with MS and/or their family members.
Share what you know at www.MSConnection.org. When you join the National MS Society’s newest online community you’ll be able to make meaningful connections when, where and how you want, with easy access to the best content and resources the MS community can bring you. You can share information about the topics that are most important to you, connect with people, and have expert MS information and opinions right at your fingertips. Join today!
Online Peer Connections
Through the Online Peer Connections program you can search for and connect with a peer support volunteer who has "been there" and can provide you with helpful tips, suggestions and emotional support for the challenges that MS throws at you. This program has a telephone component for individuals with limited computer access: Contact Monica Aden, Online Peer Connections Coordinator, at 1-303-698-6100 ext. 15169.
Chat Rooms & Message Boards
MSWorld®, Inc. provides a safe, informative, useful, and fun global virtual community of support to people living with multiple sclerosis and is the official chat room and message board site for the National MS Society.
MSFriends Peer Support connects you with a trained volunteer living with MS who can offer emotional support, information and encouragement through a one-time phone call offered within 24 hours of your request.
Find a local connection through the Chapter's social networking links, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Walk with your family, Walk with your friends, Walk with new people you meet along the way.
The Greater New England Chapter offers several bike rides, each offering a special combination of great roads, beautiful scenery, outstanding people and a great cause.
MS Challenge Walk
The MS Challenge Walk is a three-day, 50-mile experience that tests your strength and your spirit, and makes an extraordinary difference in the lives of the 400,000 people living with the unpredictability of multiple sclerosis.