Funds raised support IN Cure of MS by benefiting the National MS Society, Indiana Chapter. These funds directly impact the vision of a world free of MS by supporting research for Progressive MS.
Each year a gala is held to help raise such funds. The 2021 gala theme is Champagne Dreams. It will be a night of music, food and fun on Friday, June 18, 2021 to benefit those impacted by MS.
We dream of
a world free of Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease.
More than 9,000 Hoosiers are currently served by the National Multiple Society Indiana State Chapter, but it was recently discovered that the actual number of those living with the disease could be more than double that number.
In February 2019, a landmark study was released stating that nearly 1 million adults were living with MS in the United States, more than twice the previously reported number.
The evolving coronavirus pandemic continues to impact so many. Now, more than ever, people affected by MS rely on critical information, support, research pathways, and connection to remain strong and resilient throughout this crisis and beyond. The National MS Society stands to lose $60 million in vital funding due to this crisis – 1/3 of total projected revenue. That means services for people with MS are at stake; MS research is at stake; and vital advocacy is at stake.
IN Cure of MS
IN Cure of MS was created after a group of individuals came together to make a difference for those impacted by Multiple Sclerosis. The dream was to create an event to increase awareness and raise money for MS research while having a memorable experience. In 2019, the event raised over $159,000 to help fund Progessive MS Research through the National MS Society.