DECC Weekly Update: Friday, August 29, 2014
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TEAM DECC presents: Tracy Steers, Clerk & Recorder and Elections Division
Featured Nonprofit: National Multiple Sclerosis Society 

You are probably wondering why I care so much about MS…I was diagnosed with MS almost 18 years ago and have had my own journey with this disease. I have had the opportunity to council others who were newly diagnosed (the most terrifying day of a newpatient’s life), meeting others who are doing exceedingly well and some who are struggling. I’ve been in a wheel chair, have used a cane, and even lost my sight for a while. These are all just speed bumps along my journey through life. I’m really quite happy to have the National MS Society supporting me along the way and putting time and money into research to make my quality of life better while working to find a cure. 

It’s the financial support provided by generous donors like you that make all the difference in the world. The employees of the City and County of Denver, through the DECC, make it easier for me and others living with this disease to not let MS define or confine us. For those of you who participate in events such as Bike MS, Walk MS, Hike MS and the Muck Fest MS to raise money, I’d like to personally offer my sincere thank you. I hope you have fun with these events while raising desperately needed funds to combat this disease.

If you have supported great community partners like the National MS Society through the DECC in the past, I would like to thank you and ask you to continue your support.  If this is your first time participating in the DECC please join me in supporting the National MS Society.
 This week's featured agency:
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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 National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn't. It mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.

The Society helps each person address the challenges of living with MS through its 50-state network of chapters. It helps people affected by MS 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. The National MS Society is:
  • Moving research forward by relentlessly pursing prevention, treatment and cure.
  • Moving to reach out and respond to individuals, families and communities living with multiple sclerosis.
  • Moving politicians and legislation to champion the needs of people with MS through activism, advocacy and influence.
  • Moving to mobilize the millions of people who want to do something about MS now.
The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in Colorado and Wyoming and raise funds for critical MS research. It also drives change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that empower people with MS and their families to move their lives forward.

The staff and volunteers at the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter are dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Through its support services and educational programs for people living with MS and their families and friends, the chapter helps connect people in their local communities who want to do something about MS now.

Click here to learn more about the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.