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VISION

MISSION

To improve the quality of life for those affected by MS through a collaborative network of independent MS organizations. The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition's mission is to increase opportunities for cooperation and provide greater opportunity to leverage the effective use of resources for the benefit of the MS community.

The MS COALITION'S PURPOSE

The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition (MSC) was founded in 2005 by three independent multiple sclerosis (MS) organizations in an effort to work together to benefit individuals with MS. Since that time, the MSC has grown to eight member organizations, all of whom provide critical MS programs and services.

The vision of the MSC is to improve the quality of life for those affected by MS through a collaborative national network of independent MS organizations. Our mission is to increase opportunities for cooperation and provide greater leverage in collaborative and effective use of resources for the benefit of the entire MS community.

The primary objectives of the MSC are to educate, advocate, collaborate, and improve the efficiency of services for individuals with MS and those who are close to them. With so much on the horizon in terms of MS research, treatments, advocacy, and symptom management, the MSC provides critical momentum to work together to enhance these exciting MS initiatives and to ensure this collective support continues.


DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Join the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition in Supporting H.R. 292

The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition’s (MSC) entire membership is providing support for bipartisan legislation to establish a data system to track the incidence and prevalence of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis. The bill, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressmen Michael C. Burgess, M.D., (R-TX), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), could lead to a better understanding of the disease and provide new disease targets.

The Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015 (H.R. 292) will offer the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a guide in collecting information on how many people in the U.S. have MS and their demographic characteristics. This will provide researchers with basic information about the disease that will bring the world closer to freedom from MS.

“The member organizations of the MS Coalition join together in advocating for this bill that will establish a data system to provide important demographic information concerning multiple sclerosis,” said Multiple Sclerosis Coalition President Douglas Franklin. “Having this information available for researchers will provide a more comprehensive understanding of the MS population, allowing for advances in research.”

Urge your Members of Congress to sign on to H.R. 292. Find contact details for your representatives here.