Where Your Money Goes

All of the funds raised by MS is BS are donated to the National MS Society. The National MS Society and individuals nationwide relentlessly advocate every day for community, state, and federal issues that impact the lives of people with MS. NMSS activists are the voices of change for the approximately 400,000 people living with MS nationwide.

Since 2008, MS is BS has participated in events in the DC Metro area with the goal of raising funds to propel us to a cure for multiple sclerosis. In that time, we have raised almost $75,000 for the National MS Society.
Event Amount Raised
2009 Walk MS DC
2009 Capital Challenge Walk  $15,000.00
2010 Walk MS Reston
2010 Walk MS NYC $150.00
2010 Bike MS
2010 Capital Challenge Walk $15,187.65
2010 Walk MS Phoenix
2011 Walk MS Reston $2,500.00
2011 Bike MS $7,500.00
2011 Capital Challenge Walk $20,000.00
2011 Walk MS Phoenix
2011 MS Achievers $1,500.00
2012 Walk MS Reston
2012 Bike MS
2012 Capital Challenge Walk
2012 MS Achievers $1,500.00
2013 Walk MS Reston
2013 Capital Challenge Walk $10,234.00
2014 Walk MS Reston
2014 Bike MS
2014 Capital Challenge Walk
Note: We’ve done our best to look back through our records and list as much as we were able to track down, and our in the process of listing all of the missing amounts.  Events with no amount listed are awaiting confirmation.  Amounts in italics have been rounded down.

Initiatives of the National MS Society

To achieve the vision of a world free of MS, the National MS Society is a driving force of MS research, relentlessly pursuing prevention, treatment and cure. The NMSS devotes nearly $50 million each year to a spectrum of key initiatives and other projects based on the guiding principles of Speed, Collaboration and Possibilities:

  • Speed
    Finding expeditious ways to conduct research, forge relationships, bridge barriers and garner resources to propel research forward
  • Collaboration
    Fostering coalitions worldwide with experts in other fields and diseases to make rapid and meaningful progress
  • Possibilities
    Fueling novel ideas, potential therapies, projects and technologies to discover and pursue every avenue that holds promise

Funds raised support local programs and services, national initiatives, and cutting-edge research to help people affected by multiple sclerosis. Each year, our team pledges to raise over $15,000 for the National MS Society, and every dollar raised really does make a difference.

  • $25 provides one month of an emergency response system
  • $50 provides three hours of home health aide care
  • $75 provides basic access ramp for home
  • $100 provides two one-hour yoga classes for a person with MS
  • $150 provides in-home occupational therapy assessment to maximize independence and safety
  • $250 provides emergency funds for families, children and persons diagnosed with MS to purchase needed supplies
  • $500 provides six weeks of professionally facilitated group counseling
  • $1,000 funds one month of peer counseling support for 300 people with MS

Join the movement and donate now to create a world free of MS. Whether you want to make a one-time or recurring gift, a planned gift, fundraise at our events or give at your workplace, you’ll know your contribution is helping to fund cutting-edge research, drive change through advocacy, facilitate professional education, and provide programs and services to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.