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This Is Ms

  1. 1. This
  2. 2. is the
  3. 3. Northwestern Ohio Chapter of the National
  4. 4. MS
  5. 5. Society
  6. 6. Family Day
  7. 7. Moving Forward Helping people newly diagnosed with MS learn to cope
  8. 8. Aquatics Programs
  9. 9. Equestrian Therapy
  10. 10. Information Resource Center Provide referrals to community resources & up-to-date information on MS to our 3400 Clients
  11. 11. Ask the Attorney A phone-from-home program offered once a year that gives people with MS the opportunity to speak with an attorney specializing in Social Security/Disability Law, Employment Law, Family Law and Life Planning.
  12. 12. 19 Support Groups The Lunch Bunch Toledo Bluffton Allen County Wellington Lorain County Celina Mercer County Morrow County Defiance County Mansfield Richland County “ MS Beacon” Erie County Many Smiles Toledo Findlay Hancock County Huron County My Strength Toledo Lima Area Wapakoneta Sheffield Township Lorain County Whitehouse Area Vermillion Lorain County
  13. 13. University of Toledo Medical Center Affiliated MS Society Clinic Partner Dr. Boyd Koffman
  14. 14. May 1, 2010 at Tam O Shanter
  15. 15. 3 College Scholarships were funded in 2009
  16. 16. Over 20,000 kids diagnosed with MS need our help
  17. 17. This is the Treatment for MS
  18. 18. The Brutal Facts of MS <ul><li>Pediatric MS is the fastest growing population of new MS cases </li></ul><ul><li>The average cost of MS medications is $5000 per month </li></ul><ul><li>There are 6 Pediatric MS Centers of Excellence to provide care for children and teens </li></ul>
  19. 19. Umbrella of Care Program Cooling Program
  20. 20. Umbrella of Care Program Loan Closet MS Medical Equipment Program
  21. 21. Accessibility modifications to homes or automobiles such as ramps and hand controls
  22. 22. New Couples Program helped 17 Couples New Caregivers Collaborative Program
  23. 23. Umbrella of Care Program Over $25,000 spent in Direct Assistance in 2009! <ul><li>Utility bills </li></ul><ul><li>Rent or Mortgage Payment </li></ul><ul><li>Medical equipment co-pays </li></ul><ul><li>Serving 26 Counties </li></ul>
  24. 24. You make it possible!
  25. 25. You make it possible!
  26. 26. You make it possible!
  27. 27. Coming in 2010 <ul><li>Facebook social networking site you can use for fundraising for events </li></ul><ul><li>Couples workshop </li></ul><ul><li>MS Learn on Line Programs </li></ul><ul><li>More local Self Help Group meetings </li></ul><ul><li>More direct Financial Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>More money for Research –within 2 Million dollars of reaching our goal for Promise 2010 </li></ul>
  28. 28. Coming in 2010 <ul><li>New MS Auto Rally September 18th </li></ul><ul><li>New Glass City Leadership Awards </li></ul><ul><li>“ Care Management” pilot program </li></ul><ul><li>Golden Circle pilot to raise money for research </li></ul><ul><li>Tours of the MS Clinic and local Research Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>New reinvented “Women on the Move” March 25 th with Zoe Koplowitz </li></ul>
  29. 29. LAST YEAR YOU WERE ASKED TO BELIEVE <ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul>