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National Multiple Sclerosis Society Hampton Roads Chapter 760 Lynnhaven Parkway, Suite 201 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Toll Free: 1-800-FIGHT MS Local: 757-490-9627 Fax: 757-490-1617 Web:

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May 2010

Hampton Roads Chapter 760 Lynnhaven Parkway Suite 201 Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Please note: the office with be open varying hours the first week in June as we prepare for our bike MS event to be held June 5-6, 2010.

* ** Special Opportunity ** * Dr. Marcus Rice, Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Tidewater, will be presenting at the Chesapeake Self Help Group on May 18th at 7pm. Come out and meet others while learning from one of our local doctors. Registration not required.

WORLD MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DAY is May 26, 2010! This year’s focus for World MS Day is employment. Early retirement is the largest cost factor in the economic impact of MS. Therefore, the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) is doing a study on how having MS impacts employment. If you have MS or you know someone who has MS, please help the MSIF by completing their survey. The results from this study will be released on May 26, 2010. Visit to complete the employment survey, get more information on MS World Day, or to download digital advertising pieces.

Come Celebrate With Us!! This June 5 & 6, 2010 Bike MS is celebrating 30 years of cycling to raise money to create a world free of MS! We have a beautiful route through the quaint towns of the Eastern Shore, great live entertainment Saturday night, a beautiful setting at Camp Silver Beach, and lots of delicious food planned for the over 700 cyclists participating in this milestone event. What else could we possibly need? VO L U N T E E R S ! Each volunteer’s contribution -- large or small -- is critical to the success of the event! We need volunteers to work Rest Stops, Registration, Rider Check-In, Route Marking and Route Sign Retrieval, as Supply Truck Drivers, Set-Up Crews and Breakdown Crews. All Volunteers will receive a limited edition T-shirt and join us for dinner and the 30th Anniversary Celebration at Silver Beach Saturday night, breakfast at Silver Beach Sunday morning, and a fabulous barbeque at The Bay Creek Resort and Club Sunday afternoon to finish this awesome event.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please contact the Chapter office at 757-490-9627 or visit our website at>Events tab>bike MS>Volunteer.

May Self Help Groups For more detailed information on times and locations, call the chapter office at (757) 490-9627. May 5 @ 10 am- Gloucester Group Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center May 6 @ 10:30 am- African American Inspirational Group Hampton Public Library For more information contact D’Andre at (757) 660-3455 or May 11 @ 11:30 am- Virginia Beach Morning Group Frankie’s Place for Ribs (Fairfield Shopping Center, VB) For more information contact Pete at (757) 497-6594 or May 12 @ 5:30 pm- Williamsburg Group James City County/ Williamsburg Community Center For more information contact JoAnn at (757) 220- 0902. May 13 @ 5:30 pm- Peninsula Evening Group Sentara Careplex Hospital (Conf. Room A) For more information contact Diana at (757) 722-2492. May 17 - Elizabeth City Group Please contact Melvin at (252) 335-9158 for group time and location. May 18 @ 7 pm- Chesapeake Group Lifestyle Fitness Center @ Ches. Regional Medical Center For more information contact Margie at (757) 482-3247. May 19 @ 6:30 pm- Suffolk Group Magnolia United Methodist Church (1764 Wilroy Road) For more information contact Willie Ann at (757) 539-0139. May 26 @ 3 pm- Southside Group Kempsville Public Library (Fairfield area of Va. Bch.) May 26 @ 5:30 pm- Williamsburg Group James City County/ Williamsburg Community Center <<See May 12 listing for contact info>> Find someone to chat with on the web at

May 2010 MS Update  
May 2010 MS Update  

MS Update published by the Hampton Roads Chapter of the National MS Society