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MOVING TOWARD A WORLD FREE OF MS | WINTER • 2010-11

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CONTENTS Programs & Services.......... 3

Top Fundraisers.............4-5

Donors............................ 5

Volunteers.................... 6-7

Sponsors......................... 7

Top Teams........................ 8

Do-It-Yourself Events........ 8

Financial Snapshot............ 9

Statements of Activities.. 10

2011 Calendar.......... 11-38

Happenings.............. 39-48

Phyllis Robsham Dear Clients, Volunteers, Event Participants, and Friends: 2010 was a strong year for the movement to create a world free of MS, and for the Gateway Area Chapter. We saw the successful completion of the Promise 2010 campaign, begun in 2005. The campaign raised $30 million nationally to support innovative research in four highly promising and previously underfunded areas including nervous system protection and repair, pediatric multiple sclerosis, the study of MS lesions, and a longitudinal study of the impact of life with MS on individuals over more than a decade. The first oral disease-modifying MS drug, Gilenya, was approved by the FDA in September. This new drug, the first pill for MS, went from the laboratory to FDA approval in just eight years, which is one-third the amount of time it took earlier drug therapies to go from research to approval.

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Our client base grew by nearly 5% in 2010, to 6,600 people living with MS in our community, and our Chapter grew to keep up. In our quest to expand our educational, wellness, social, and support programming to meet increasing client needs, July saw the Grand Opening of the Gateway Area Chapter’s fourth office, in Columbia, MO. In fund raising, we celebrated many milestones in 2010. Our Chapter was one of four across the country to pilot Mud Run MS, a muddy 10k obstacle course which introduced the Society’s work to a whole new group of fund raisers. Walk MS attracted nearly 7,000 people, a record number, to 19 events in the spring and fall. The small but mighty group of Challenge Walk MS participants hit a major milestone in 2010, breaking the half a million dollar raised mark. And our 3,300 cyclists in Bike MS raised an amazing $2.6 million – our highest event total yet!

Lynda Baris This special edition of the MS Connection, which includes your 2010 Annual Report, also contains a 2011 wall calendar. As we look back with pride at the successes of 2010, we are also looking ahead to continued growth, new programs and events, and increased funding for research and advocacy on behalf of people living with MS. As you read through this issue, please think about all the ways you can join the movement this year to create a world free of MS. Sincerely,

Lynda Baris Chair Board of Trustees

Phyllis Robsham Chapter President


2010 Programs and Services

The Gateway Area Chapter serves 6,600 people livin g with MS and their families in a 90-county region covering eastern Missouri and sout hwestern Illinois.

223 homebound people received visits through the Deliver A Smile program 261 people stayed active with therapeutic exercise, aquatics, yoga, in-home assessments, and the Wellness Network 318 people were served through collaborations with 5 MS Centers 361 people received support, education, and opportunities for socializing and discussion with others living with MS through Talk MS, Telefriends, and other peer support programs

56 people received comprehensive care management support from licensed social workers, including practical resources, referrals, and emotional support 22 people living in the specialized MS long-term care community at NHC of Town & Country received ongoing support and resources 2,091 people received 2,091 people informa tion and received informa referral s to resourc es in tion and referral s our commu to resourc es in nity our community

381 people received financial assistance for home and vehicle modifications or emergency utility, rent or mortgage payments, chore assistance, respite care, or incontinence products 711 people learned about treatment options, research, and living with MS through the John L. Trotter research program, the Midwest Teleconference series, and Research MS programs

962 people connected with others through family and social programs such as family evenings, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Relationship Matters, and the Spring Rendezvous

1,142 people received training about MS and resources through community outreach and professional education programs including the Pediatric MS program, Psychosocial Interventions in MS, and Rehabilitation in MS

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Thank you to all our event participants, donors, volunteers and sponsors for joining the movement in 2010.

Top Fundraisers

We greatly appreciate all the hard work of our committed event fundraisers who raised more than $4.1 million last year. Below are fundraisers who raised at least $1,000 in the Bike MS:Express Scripts Gateway Getaway Ride, the Dean Team Automotive Challenge Walk MS, MS Corporate Achievers, Mud Run MS and Walk MS. $25,000 and more

Patrick Dean • Steve Lipstein • Mike Phillips • Charlie Ries • Theresa Stewart • Alvin Wolff

$10,000 - $24,999 Tony Adams • Joseph Allen • Brenda Berra • James Chastain • Richard (Dick) Dean • William Dean • Todd Dillon • Rick Evans • Michael Haskell • Michael Houlihan • Michelle Keating • Rodney Miller • Stephen Miller • Paul Novak • Nita Quigley • Becky Salacki • Todd Weaver

$6,300* - $9,999 Mark Abels • Thomas Boden • Robert Cusworth • Mark Dana • Kenny Evans • Travis Frey • Jean Kienzle • Paul Kikta• Steven Lovell • Jennifer Marler • Richard McClure • Pat McNamee • Denise Pisciotta • Lawson Primm • Ellen Reilly • Rick Rovak • Michael Staenberg • Bud Straumann • Alex Vournas • Rick Weinstein

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3,341 Cyclists Raised $2.6 million

211 Challenge Walkers Raised $510,000

55 Corporate Achievers Raised $187,000

*$6,300 and above denotes Mission Possible

$5,000 - $6,299

Roger Barnes • Gerard Carmody • Leann Chilton • Diana Giacalone • Stephen Gwinnup • Timothy Haskell • Frank Hellwig • Sandy Hoffman • Robyn Hulsey • Martha Kroeger • Paul Ogier • Tony Pitts • James Scheetz • Ellen Staples • Barbara Starman • Jason Uetrecht

522 Mud Run Participants Raised $109,000

6,885 Walkers Raised $713,000

$2,500 - $4,999 Mary Abkemeier • Lynda Baris • Robert Berger • Steve Blase • Judy Boland • Jean Briggs • Lisa Broderick • Larry Buchanan • R.J. Campbell • William Carney • Gary Chervitz • Jeanne Churchill • Danielle Clark • Jen Cornell • Marci Cradick • Kyle Darnell • Amanda Dean • Leslie Dillow • Steve Fanale • Brandon Fischer • Jennifer Flessner • Diane Fressola • John Frost • Denise Gaither • Thomas Gaither • George Gansner • Bob Gerchen • Nancy Goldberg • Chris Gooding • Judy Graman • Cara Griffith • Lyle Gulley • Paul Hairsine • Sarah Harrelson • Dave Harwood • Matt Heischmidt • Gary Hemmer • Jessica Heusler • Paula Hildebrand • Anne Hoerner • Carl Hogan • Christina Horton • Kevin Howe • Tim Huskey • Glenn Jansen • Philip Jozwiak • Rick Keating • Robert Kelly • Mike Kelsch • Joel Kichline • Kurt Kientzle • Mark Kliethermes • Suzan Knese • Alice Kohler • T.J. Kohler • John Kotovsky • Eric Lange • Michael Ledbetter • Alan Luvin • William Madosky • Dean Mandis • Anthony Margherita • Andrew Marting • Randy Meisner • John Morgenthaler • Michael Morhaus • Doug Mueller • Rachael Myers • Rebecca Northern • Mark O’Donnell • Robb Osborne • Robert Ozmun • Neil Packman • Don Paddick • Amy Perry • Brian Phillips • Rachel Poe • William Price • Tyson Pruitt • Joan Purk • Mark Reardon • Olivia Reeve • Laurie Richards • James Riess • Mark Rosenkranz • Patti Rosenkranz • Kim Rucker • Christine Runge • Jennifer Ryan • Kathleen Salsman • Konrad Sauer • Richard Schainker • Nancy Schnoebelen • Greg Schoen • Cheryl Shaughnessy • Bill Sinak • Kate Smith • Terrence Smith • Craig Snethen • Marsha Stanton • Jerry Steiner • Clara Taylor • Kevin Tollefson • Aemi Tucker • Tim Turek • Gary Werkmeister • Cindy Wilson • David Winslett • Sheelah Yawitz • Carla Zeiser • Beth Zimmer Carter

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Zachary Abeles • William Abkemeier • Mark Adelsberger • Barbara Aebel • Michael Aguilar • Joseph Aiello • Dick Anderson • Lynne Anderson • Victoria Anderson • Fred Andres • Krista Ankrom • Taffy Arey • Nicole Armstrong • Scott Arwine • Brian Ashworth • Tricia Atchison • Deborah Atherton • Paul Atkinson • Kathy Atwater • Debbie Aumer • Diane Bain • Rick Bain • Danna Ballard • Jack Bantley • Alec Baris • Mitch Baris • Melissa Barnhart • Eric Barr • Pamela Bascio • Tammy Basson • Michelle Bateman • Daniel Bauer • Sara Baumgartner • Megan Baye • Kathleen Bayless • Tom Beattie • Jean Beausang • Gina Becker • Steven Becker • Christopher Becklenberg • Julie Belzer • Mary Belzer • Michael Benack • Linda Berent • Erin Berger • Kelly Berger • Josh Bergman • Bruce Bernstein • Brian Beyrouty • Jaime Bierk • Scott Birdsong • Neil Blackwell • Jim Blair • Richard Blum • John Bode • Katherine Bolt • James Bone • Kenneth Bonser • Leona Boucher • Stephanie Boyce • Christine Boyce-Mueller • Padraic Brady • Barry Branham • Megan Bresler • Wayne Brinkman • Amy Broadwater • Kasey Bross • Tom Brounk • David Brown • Valarie Brunjes • Susan Bruno • Barry Buchman • April Buck • Jack Buck • Dan Budd • Jake Budde • Susan Bundschuh • Anna Buser • Liz Cahill • Tonya Cammarata • James Campbell • Ronald Campbell • Christie Cange • Mike Caputo • Jill Cardwell • Jonathan Carmody • James Carpenter • Doug Casler • Kathy Caveny • Pamela Chapman • Ronda Charbonneau • John Clark • Julie Clooney • Kathy Cobb • Michael Cody • Patricia Coffelt • Ed Cohen • Ron Coleman • Patrick Collins • Jeff Comparato • Catherine Connolly • Gary Conrad • Kelly Corday • Jim Cornfeld • Joanna Cuda • Christine Cybulski • Tracy Daniel • Robert Daniels • Dennis Davenport • Kevin Davis • Yvonne Davis • Brandi Dean • Ike Dean • Michelle Dean • Leslie Deckard • Bernard DeCoster • Denise DeGhelder • Robert DeLong • Joe Denother • Rick Desloge • Stephanie DesRosiers • Jonathan Devers • Jennifer Dieken-Buchek • Jessica DiGiovanni • Todd Dohogne • Darren Doiron • Trent Donat • Bev Doolin • Keith Dorris • Thomas Drennan • Chris Drury • John Drury • Peter Drury • Mandy Dunivan • Robert Dunn • Cathy Easter • Walter Easter • Jef Ebers • Ann Eggers • Jeff Eichholz • Rosaire Elias • Joseph Erker • Paul Erker • Sylvia Eschmann • Nicolas Evrard • Jerry Ewing • Preston Fancher • Emily Farkas • Joe Fechter • William Fechter • Jerry Fields • Alan Fine • Todd Finn • Sue Fleming • Scott Fletcher • Caroline Floyd • Rebecca Floyd • Albert Ford • Tim Fowler • Alex Fox • Peggy Fox • Steve Frank • Denise Franke • Matthew Freeman • Meghan Freeman • Greg Friend • Stephen Gamache • James Gamble • Jennifer Gansner (Siess) • Alex Garner • Jenny Garofalo Tindall • Guillermo Garsed • Michael Gay • Mark Gellman • Neil Gellman • Nicole Gelven • Karen Gerdes • Melanie Giambeluca • Diane Giessman • Robert Gist • Mark Goerger • Heather Goetz • Michael Goldberg • Mae Gordon • Nicole Gossman • Randall Grady • Judy Grand • David Grenda • Susan Griesemer • Kathy Griffith • David Gudermuth • Roger Guillemette • Erma Guise • Gerald Haegele • Robert Haggerty • Christina Hake • Greg Hake • Dawn Hale • Jeff Hall • Kim Haller • Joy Hamilton • Carol Hammack • Jody Hammel • Bene Hanquet • Kelly Hansen • Rick Hansen • Renee Harms • Eric Harrelson • Paula Harris • Monique Harryvan • Roel Harryvan • Steve Harting • Scott Hartwig • Gwyndolyn Harvey • Christi Heideman • John Helbing • Elissa Held Bradford • Sarah Heller • Scot Heller • Vicki Helling • Luke Hellwig • Bernadette Henrichs • Erik Herzog • Sarah Hickey • George Hildebrand • Steve Hille • Alex Hittle • Jim Hodgson • Shannon Hoelscher • Peggy Holly • Lynn Holman • Patty Holschen • Kristen Holton • Jennifer Hope • Christina Horton Morris • Mary Houlihan • Daniel Houston • Melissa Humbarger • Christina Hwande • Kathryn Jacknewitz • Linda Jackson • Keith Jacob • Steven Jacobs • Brian Jacobson • Elizabeth James • Kathryn Jennings •

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Rebecca Jennings • Bill Johnson • Michele Jordt Sheets • Kristine Jorgensen • Mike Jorgensen • Terry Kaempfe • Ray Kalbac • Ryan Kasper • Tim Kaufmann • Ann Keeven • Melissa Keim • Justin Kelley • Clark Kessler • Kathy Kiburz • Mary Kikta • Diana Kimes • Kendra Klaus • Drew Klein • Julie Klubek • Paul Knoblock • Steve Knuth • Chelsea Koester • Richard Koester • Andrew Kohler • Barb Kraus • Donna Kreisler • Martin Krueger • Beth Kuethe • Larry Kuykendall • Tom LaFontaine • Lindsay Lampe • Berkley Land • Joyce Larson • Lisa Latzke • Dennis Lazaroff • Susan Leonard • Bryon Lewis • Kristal Lewis • Lindsay Lewis • Mindy Lewis • Rundell Lewis • Pam Lewman • Rebecca Lich • Joseph Liefer • Gerald Lindhorst • Jerry Lis • Linda Loewenstein • Sylvia Longmire • John Lonigro • Wayne Loos • Dorman Lough • Asa Lowe • Jason Lowe • Margaret Luebkemann • Mike Lurk • Matt Lynch • Tim Lyons • Rebecca Magruder • Jay Manheimer • Craig Marti • Jennifer Martin • Ryan Martin • Skip Martin • Peter Matschiner • Trisha Mayes • Kelly McCabe • Glenda McCarty • Jason McClelland • Sean McCloskey • Timothy McCormick • Sheila McCoy • Tamara McDowell • Andrea McGrath • Kathy McHugh • Hilarie McKinstry • Abigail McLaughlin • Michael McLaughlin • Sue Mclaughlin • Karen McMahan • Jamie Mealey • Chris Mehl • Cherie Mericle-Worley • Floyd Meriweather • Anna Meyer • Chad Meyer • David Meyer • Mike Meyer • Ernie Meyers • Debbie Milfelt • Chuck Miller • Devin Miller • Jim Miller • Mark Miller • Nikki Miller • Paul Milligan • Gary Mindel • Nathan Minton • Rowena Miranda • Sheila Miranda • Brian Modglin • Tony Moellman • Rhonda Moffitt • Joseph Mooney • Teri Mooney • Donna Morgan • Heather Moritz • Kathleen Mound • David Mulkey • Maggie Murphy White • Doug Murray • Amy Naeger • Jeffrey Naeger • Scott Naeger • Tripp Narup • George Nelson • Mark Neuman • James Newbold • Tyler Nieman • Rick Nihiser • Cynthia Norris • Dennis Northcott • Maria O’Brien • Tom O’Connell • Ken Offerman • Emily Ogier • Rose Ohse • Mark Oldenburg • Diana Oleskevich • Katie O’Malley • Michael O’Meara • Steve O’Rourke • LeRoy Ortmeyer • John Otten • Phil Owen • Tonya Page • Alice Patton • Joyce Patton • William Paul • Sara Payne • Angela Pearson • Maureen Pegg • Dale Peluso • Jill Peluso • Dale Pendleton • Michael Pepper • Jaime Perera • Tammi Perry • Kim Peterson • Chris Phillips • John Phillips • Sandi Phillips • Cynthia Pilling • Joe Pimmel • Joanne Pleskovich • Paul and Stacy Poepper • Thomas Pohlman • Steven Poindexter • Jason Porter • James Powers • Terry Pursley • Chris Ramirez • Ann Randazzo • Kristen Rankin • Emily Rausch • Angela Rechtiene • Jim Reeves • John Reeves • Diane Reichert • Monica Reid • Donna Reinhardt • Nicki Reinhardt • Andy Reitter • Amy Reno • Cindy Richards • Kelsi Richards • Heather Rieth • Carol Righi • Roni Rittenhouse • David Robbins • Paul Robiolio • Sarah Rockwell • Joshua Rodgers • Tina Roesler • Dane Rood • Karla Rosenblum • John Ross • Carrie Rowlett • Mary Kay Ruby • Stephanie Russell • Jeffrey Russler • Aaron Sander • Bryan Sanders • Susan Santen • Audrey Saunders • Steve Schaefer • Kent Schien • Jean Schillinger • Cory Schlegel • Rob Schlumpberger • Craig Schluter • Karen Schmidt • Scott Schmidt • Barb Schmitz • Hank Schneider • Susan Schneider • Wendy Schneider • John Schroeder • Cindy Schulte • James Schulz • John Scott • Kristina Scott • Scott Scully • Don Sedlack • Monica Seidner • Debbie Selbert • Robin Selbert • Sheila Sellenriek • Beth Shepard • Joanie Sheridan • Patrick Sheridan • Angela Shilt • Phil Shoulberg • Barry Singer • Kammy Sitz • Doug Smallwood • Jillian Smith • Shelley Smith • Jennifer Snawder • Scott Snyder • Anne Solari • Jim Solari • Barb Sorel • Sarah Sorel • Tom Spellmeyer • Ken Sprenger • Robin Sprenger • Julie Spry • Craig Staley • Julie Stanglein • Amy Stegman • Mark Stika • Mike Stika • Angela Stine • Steven Storgion • John Strelow • Jeffrey Suchanek • Diana Swezy • Paul Sykes • Kimberly Tabora • Lauren Talley • Kathi Taylor • Scott Temkin • Justina Tennikait • Sally Terril • Tamra Terry • Amy Thomas • Bryan Thomas • Anne Thomasson • Maggie Thornton • Nicci Thornton • Harvey Thurn • Cory Timblin • Dennis Timme • Gina Timme • Lora Tindall • Steven Tindall • Charlie Toben • James Tobin • Eric Topp • Jill Trimble • Kimberly Trimble • Tera Trimble • Daniel Tullmann • Jack Turek • Neil Tzinberg • Ryan Vardeman • Vinay Vemulapalli • Jennifer Voudrie • Mike Wagener • Jesica Walker • Steve Walli • Donna Walsh • Emily Walshaw • Jane Walter • Daniel Wanstreet • Sara Watson • Zachary Weidner • Glen Weindel • Bonnie Weinstein • Steve Weinstein • Danielle Weintraub • Jim Weiss • Jim Wessely • Christopher Westaby • Jeffrey Westphale • Cindy Weymouth • Melissa Whalen • Amber White • Dinah Wiegers • Michael Wiese • David Wiethop • Walter Wildman • Jerry D. Willis • Gregory Wilson • Dennis Winschel • Susan Winter-Rasmussen • Suzanne Woodard • Sharon Woods • JoJo Worsham • Matt Yancey • Jonathan Yawitz • Kristi Yehling (Mundloch) • Jeffery Yorg • Jeffrey Zacks • Jim Zacks • Shelly Zeisset • Gary Zenk • Peter Zielinski • Joan Zilch

Donors

Special thanks to all our donors, especially our Golden Circle members, who donated $1,000 or more from Oct. 1, 2009 to Sept. 30, 2010. $10,000 and more

Jacquelyn Dezort • Steve and Susan Lipstein • Joseph Miller and Todd Nelson • Ivan Miller • George and Melissa Paz

$5,000-$9,999

Jim Berger • Joseph Chapin • James Chastain • Pat and Michelle Dean • William Dean • Patrick Haskell • Lester Miller • William and Margie Moskoff

$2,500-$4,999

Maureen Berger • James and Anna Blair • Piper Brintnall • Jennifer Cole • Richard (Dick) Dean • Yvonne Fagan • Carlton Gilchrist • Ted and Laurie Hellmuth • Tim and Thy Huskey • Deborah and Steve Intagliata • Adam Jennings • Mark Kliethermes • Anita Klopfenstein • David Kodner • Carol Kirby • Eliot Minsker • Don Paddick • Lynette and Leonard Roccia • Mike Sindelar • Michael Staenberg • Sheelah and Stanley Yawitz • Alvin Wolff

$1,000-$2,499 Mark Abels • Mark Adelsberger • Helen Antoine • Richard Arnoldy • Robert Artis • Debbie Atchley • Sean Bannon • Lynda Baris • Jennifer Baur • Dennis Beausang •Stanley Becchetti • Julie Belzer • John Benoist • Daniel and Debra Bergmann • Gary Blakemore • Thomas Birkemeier • Deborah Blaylock • Karen Boone • Leona Boucher • Albert Briggs • John Louis Brown • Michelle Buddenhagen • David Burmeister • Michael Butler • Joseph Butrus • Robert Byrne • William Cady • Joseph Cancila • Robert Cannon • Gerard and Suzzie Carmody • Thomas Caruso • Anita Chastain and Patrick Brown • Michelle Clayton • Amy Cohen • Richard Cooprider • David Copeland • Joanne Cresap • Robert Cusworth • William Davis • Sherry Deien • Todd Dillon • Jeffrey Dowling • Preston Fancher • Shannon Findley • Allen Fishman • Jill Flowers • Thomas Fournie • Janet Frane • Rick Evans • Patricia Fechter • Travis Frey • Greg Fugate • Daniel Gaffney • Brendon and Mickie Gallagher • Marlene Gebhard • Peter and Clare Genovese • Mike and Sherry Gibson • Teresa Gier • William Gillispie, Jr • Ronald Grant • Rita Green • David Grenda • Michael Grewe • Susan Griesemer • Cara Griffith • Don Griffith • Lyle and Leslie Gulley • Jason and Jennifer Hackmann • Jeff Hall • Wendy Halsey • Ed Hamilton • Mary Alice Hamilton • Philip Hanel • Kelly Hansen • Mark and Kathy Harris • Gary Hartnell • Matt Heischmidt • Sarah Heller • Sean Hogan • Howard Holland • James Holman • Richard and Kristen Holton • Anthony Horinek • Christina Horton Morris • E Michael and Mary Houlihan • Edward Ignaczak • Karen and Jim Imler • Glenn Jansen • Richard Jaudes • David and Mary Jinkerson • Edmund Johnson • Kay Johnson • Steven Johnson • Scott Jones • Dennis Jorgensen • Philip and Barbara Jozwiak • Anthony Kasper • Michael Kaufman • Michelle Keating • Richard Keating • Robert Kelly • Joanne Kirberg • Melodie Klenke • Thor Knutson • Steven Kopesky • Michael Korotkin • Don and Maria Kukla • Michael Lechwar • Melvyn Lefkowitz • Matthew Lenzini • Susan Leonard • Marvin Lochmann • Jennifer Lorenz • Robert Lotz • Michelle and Steve Lovell • Bobby Lyle • Ruth Malvern • Linda Markus • Daniel Marquitz • Dale and Linda Martin • Jennifer Martin • Lon Mathews • Trisha Mayes • William McClarnand • Karen McClure • Jack McEnery • Joe McKee • Mary McLaughlin • Karen McMahan • Pat McNamee • Kate Mercurio • John Merritt • Steve Miller • Paul Mitchell • Bruce Morhaus • Christina Morris • Ramon Mount • Brad Mozuch • Stanley and Lillian Musial • Anne Nativi • Craig Nesslage • John Ohara • Susan Orr • John Page • Aydin Panahshahi • Carolyn Phelps • Britton Pim • Joe and Denise Pisciotta • Merrie Jo Pitera • Steve Poindexter • James and Mary Powers • Judith Prather • Tom Priester • Jamie Puckett • John and Jan Purcell • Jack Purnell • Bridgette Radke • Karen Rafter • Deborah Ramsey and Steve Phifer • Linda Rands • Ron Raskin • Bruce Reading • Ellen Reilly • Carolyn Reitter • Charles Reitter • Amy Reno • Cindy Richards • Michael Riordan • Jessica Roberts-Bahr • Paul Robiolio • Phyllis Robsham • Adele Roman • Nancy Ross • Art Santen • Susan Santen • Kent Schien • Craig Schnuck • Dorothy Schwartzkopf • Kristina Scott • Laura and Buford Seabolt • David and Martha Sewall • Tom Shelton • Jeffrey and Marnie Shifrin • Douglas Shubert • John Sigmund • William Simmons • Sheryl Smallwood • Teresa and Robert Smith • David Spence • Barbara Starman • Mark Stielow • Sandy Stockert • Jack Taylor • Kyle Taylor • Mathew Tedesco • Greg Teeters • Scott Temkin • Paul Thionville • Florian Thomas • Andrew Thome • Elizabeth Thompson • Gina Timme • Michael Titchenal • James Tobin • Kimberly Trimble • Aemi Tucker • James Tyree • Kathryn VerHagen • Elaine Voelkel • Steve Walli • Daniel Wanstreet • Bonnie Weinstein • Scott Wilson • David Winslett • Susan Winter-Rasmussen • Jennifer White • Rachel Wyatt • Terry Yenigues • Larry Zarin

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Volunteers

The National MS Society is driven by its volunteers without whom there would be no Gateway Area Chapter. We would like to thank all of our great volunteers who help make the Chapters events, programs and services possible. We would especially like to thank these dedicated volunteers. fy2010of board of trustees Board Trustees We would like to thank our Board of Trustees for its commitment, dedication, expertise and leadership for fiscal year 2010. Officers Lynda Baris • Robert Cannon • E. Michael Houlihan • Kurt Kientzle • Patrick Larmon • Patrick McNamee • Michael Sindelar • Helmut Starr Trustees Michael Burns • Gerard Carmody • Leann Chilton • Rodney Crim • Dr. Anne Cross* • Patrick Dean • Jacquelyn L. Dezort • Bill Dowd • Alan Fine • J. Brendon Gallagher • Mark Gellman • Dr. Barbara Green* • Lyle Gulley Jr. • Sean Hogan • Kristen Gully Holton • Dr. Thy Huskey • Timothy Huskey • Richard Jaudes • Michelle Keating • David Kodner • Mike Phillips • Denise Pisciotta • Steven Poindexter • Dr. Florian Thomas • Anthony Thompson • Steve Walli • Sheelah Yawitz Honorary Trustee: Mark Dow * Ex-Officio Physician Trustees bikeMS msLogistics logisticsCommittee and steering committees Bike We would like to thank the following for helping make the Bike MS: Express Scripts Gateway Getway Ride 2010 a success. Mark Abels • Aaron Boone • Rebecca Carroll • Bill Carroll • Bill Chase • Gary Deabler • Rich Edsell • Kim Evans • Al Guise • Steve Koudelis • Pat McNamee • Jamie Mealey • Scott Naeger • Len Schulte • Laura Veremakis • Gene Weber Challenge challengeWalk walkCommittee MS committee We would like to thank the following for helping make the Dean Team Automorive Challenge Walk a success. Danna Ballard • Julie Belzer • Tonya Cammarata • Leann Chilton • Pat Dean • Sherry Dreisewerd • Rick Evans • Diana Giacalone • Becky Salacki • Helmut Starr • Gina Timme CHAPTER chapterP&S programs and services committee We would like to thank the following for their leadership in improving the Chapter’s programs and services. Chris Crouch • Debbie Emmelkamp • Stephen Kinstler • Debbie Morrissey • Dr. Robert Naismith clinicalAdvisory advisoryCommittee committees Clinical We would like to thank the following for offering their professional expertise to assist the Chapter. Metro St. Louis: Mary DuParri • Dr. Gerard Erker • Dr. Barbara Green • Elissa Held Bradford • Penny James • Michelle Keating • Dr. Robert Naismith • Dr. Barry Singer • Dr. Florian P. Thomas • Central Missouri: Dr. Sudhir Batchu • Dr. Robert Burger • Deanna Harper • Jennifer Richards • Amy Vieth • southeast Missouri: Chris Byrd • Dr. David Lee • Steve Logel • Donna Miller • April Ostendorf-Morris communicationscommittee committee communications We would like to thank the following for offering their experience in the field of marketing and communications. Mark Abels • Susan Evans • Molly Higgins • Bruce Hoskins • Aaron Hyland • Beth Norviel • Joe Pollack • Steve Richardson • Heidi Suppelsa • Missy Slay Corporate Achiever Advisory MS corporate achievers advisory council We would like to thank the following for their assistance in making the 2010 MS Corporate Achiever Campaign a success. Dennis Barnes • Jim Blair • Tim Brown • Mike Burns • Alan Fine • Kristen Holton • Tim Kaufmann • Kurt Kientzle • Paul Lancia • Mary Ann Lemonds • Jack Mannebach • Sherri McGuire • Anne Nativi • Tom O’Brien • Steve Poindexter • Nancy Schnoebelen • Mike Sindelar • Steve Walli • Ann Warren governmentrelations relationscommittee committee government Achiever Advisory We would like to thank the following for their assistance with advocacy in 2010. Dr. James Brasfield • Chris Dale • Leann Chilton • Sean Hogan • Stephen Kinstler • Todd Marvel • Thomas McAuliffe • Dr. Michaele Penkoske • Nancy Schnoebelen • Amy Thomas • Dr. Florian Thomas • Steve Walli • Walter Wildman • Sheelah Yawitz interns INTERNS We would like to thank our 2010 interns who helped the Chapter in all fields. 773 volunteers drove support vehicles, operated ham Good luck in your future endeavours. radios, served food and drinks, or supported the Bike MS: Jenny Benson • Aaron Boone • Angela Brown • Aaron Crow • Ashley Duerst • Express Scripts Gateway Getaway Ride 2010 in other ways Kenyatia Eddy • Yolanda Fisher • Becky Francis • Zeynep Hamurdan • Melissa 600 volunteers helped set up and Hollabaugh • Peter Lam • Danielle Meile • Pauline Palmer • James Schmittgens • run Walk MS at 19 different sites Natalie Shedd • Todd Starks • Deidre Turner • Colleen Walker peerSupport supportLeader leaderCouncil council 210 volunteers made the three day, 50 mile Dean Peer Team Automotive Challenge Walk MS a success We would like to thank the following for their help in improving the Chapter’s peer-led programs. 87 volunteers 138 volunteers Robyn Hulsey • Toni Kodner • Debbie Morrissey • Debby Rhodes • Joe Salacki got dirty at represented the PEER peerSUPPORT supportVOLUNTEERS volunteers Mud Run MS Society through We would like to thank the following for their dedication to Talk MS groups, State or Federal 55 volunteers connected with Beginning Conversations, Telefriends and other peer-led programs. level advocacy others in a peer support role Amy Anderson • Cindy Baker • Sharon Bradley • Joyce Clark • Chris Dale • Diane 35 volunteers led Earhart • Michelle Forst-Wingier • Donna Frutiger • Kevin Gunn • Cathy Harre the Chapter on the • Jeanette Hazen • Gwendolyn Heard • David Hemphill • Lisa Hemphill • Robyn Board of Trustees Hulsey • Linda Jackson • Penny James • Meredith Johnston • Michelle Keating • Marlene Keiser • Toni Kodner • Anne Konieczny • Dorothy Kurtz • Sharon Loesch • Mary McCabe • Debbie Morrissey • Walter Olszewski • Lois Pastori- 150 volunteers 45 volunteers reached out 72 volunteers Rood • Marcia Pederson • Sally Pittman • Anne Reiser • Debby Rhodes • Diana supported client supported the into the community as MS Ross • Rosemary Rychlewski • Joe Salacki • Wendy Schneider • Norma Shahan programs and Ambassadors or Speakers 125 volunteers lent Chapter in • Sandy Sherman • Charline Sherrill • Edna Smith • Sharon Snell • Tamra Terry • services their expertise as administrative Kelly Tovar • Jim Walker • Sherri Waxman • Robert Williams committee members

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programs&&Services servicesPlanning planning evaluation committee Programs && Evaluation Committee We would like to thank the following for helping lead the Chapter in its new programs and services. Shelby Dersch • Debbie Emmelkamp • Dr. Thy Huskey • Dr. Amy Rauchway long-termCare careCommittee committee Long-Term We would like to thank the following for their assistance in making sure the Chapter addresses the needs of those living with MS in long-term care facilities. Wendy Apgar • Melissa Campbell • Chris Crouch • Sandy Howell • Lisa Kaminski • Marquita Meyer • Peggy Neufeld • Cathy Phillips • Duana C. RussellThomas • Pam Shipman • Jody Wagner MSAmbassadors AMBASSADORS MS We would like to thank the following for reaching out and helping to spread awareness about MS and the Gateway Area Chapter. Joel Achtenberg • Amy Anderson • Pamela Bascio • Jenny Butterfield • Gail Cameron • Barb Charboneau • Christy Connoyer • Christine Dale • Leslie Marie Deckard • Jennifer Duggins • Jamie Essenpreis • Jennifer Ganser • Gail Gilpen • Angie Glover • Fred Glover • Deanna Harper • Cathy Hicks • Mike Houlihan • Robyn Hulsey • Mike Lechwar • Michelle Lowe • Jennifer Luner • Kathy Lynn • Martha McDowell • Nick Miller • Robyn Moore • Debbie Morrissey • Amy Naeger • Steve Naeger • Julie Pallardy • Jason Petterson • Jean Phillips • Karen Powell • Charlie Ries • Rolanda Robinson • Tim Roccia • Libby Ross • Keith Seibert • Ruth Spickerman • Cindy Wilson walkMS msCommittee committee Walk We would like to thank the following for their dedication to Walk MS. Bryan Daniels • Chrissy Hill • Sean Hogan • Kurt N. Kientzle • David M. Kodner • Katie Tenholder • Sheelah R. Yawitz • Greg Zuzack womenON onTHE theMOVE moveCOMMITTEE committee WOMEN We would like to thank the following for their leadership in making the Women On The Move Luncheon a success. Anna Blair • Suzzie Carmody • Karen ‘KC’ Carroll • Sherry Gibson • Andrea Gulley • Leslie Gulley • Deborah Intagliata • Joanne Kirberg • Jennifer Luner • Margie Moskoff • Kathie Phillips • Lynette Roccia • Carmen Walker youngprofessionals professionalsadvisory advisory council young council We would like to thank the following for helping establish and grow the Young Professionals Group. Karen Dabrowski • Jaime Essenpreis • Kristen Gulley-Holten • Chariti Hoven • Terry Kitzmiller • Rebecca Neu • Steve Poindexter • Jonathan Reeder • Kate Smith SPECIALthankS THANKSthese TO these dedicated volunteers SPECIAL dedicated VOLUNTEERS We would like to thank these volunteers for their special dedication to the mission. Joel Achtenberg • Richard Appelbaum • Rick Appelbaum • Kim Armstrong • Denise Beal • Mike Benack • Jennifer Benestante • Amy Berthel •Debbie Biggs • The Brothers Band • Gail Cameron • Kelly Corday • Ian Correa • Jack Dabrowski • Karen Dabrowski • Amanda Dean • Scott Douglass • Alice Douthit • John Droste • Joanne Elizondo • Margie Ellisor • Karen Erickson • Jessica Essex • Ronda Fowler • Katie Friediander • Eileen Gandt • Leigh George • Shirley Gram • Tina Grubbs • Donna Sue Hampp • Sarah Harrelson • Katie Heidenreich • Nick Heidenreich • Barbara Hill • Linda Kaney • Peggy Kitchen • Angie Lee • Janice Levine • Buddy Lowry • Joan Lowery • Jody Martin • Jessica Matzker • Donna McCarrison • Lucy McCalpin • Donna McLain • Tony Moellman • Peggy Mohan • Marvin Muchnick • Sandy Muchnick • Annie Mundloch • Elaine Murphy • Jessica Nation • Brian O’Neal • Tom O’Neal • Dwayne Powell • Brindha Ravi • Jonathan Reeder • Arthur Robles • Pat Ryan • Audry Saunders • Karen Schubert • Natalie Shedd • Charles Smallwood • Michael Smith • Kate Smith • Joyce Spainhower • Amber Tobiasz • Amy Vandergriff • Aaron Vyas • Richard Wendel • Scott Wibbenmeyer • Barry Wiseman

Sponsors

Without the generosity of these sponsors, the Gateway Area Chapter would not be able to provide programs and services, hold fundraising events, and fund research. We would especially like to thank our Bike MS and Challenge Walk MS title sponsors, Express Scripts, Inc. and the Dean Team Automotive Group. cash and in-kind sponsors Accenture • Acorda • Alliance Food, Inc. • Ameren UE • Anheuser Busch • Aon Foundation • ARCO Construction • Aqua Systems • AT&T • Bank of America • Bayer Healthcare • Big Shark Bicycle Co • Biogen • Bioness • BJC Health System • Blair Financial Services, Inc. • Bob Cat of St. Louis Columbia • Boone Electric Community Trust • Boone Hospital Center • Brown Smith Wallace LLC • Build-A-Bear Foundation • Bunzl USA • Cassidy Turley Midwest • City of Columbia, Missouri • Clif Bar • Concrete Strategies • Corrigan Company • Covidien • CSI • Cyclextreme • Dairy Barn • Dean Team Automotive • Degel Truck Center • Delmar Gardens Garden Villa • Deluca Plumbing • DHL • Edwards Jones • Elsevier Foundation • EMD Serono, Inc. • Emerson • Employee Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis • Express Scripts, Inc • Fruin-Colnon Foundation • Gateway EDI • Genentech • Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale • Guarantee Electric • Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics • Hardee’s Food Systems, Inc. • Harrah’s St. Louis • Health Care Service Corporation • Heartland Bank • Hogan Motor Leasing • HOK, Inc • Holten Meats • ITW Foundation • JM Family Enterprises, Inc. • John Goodall Trust • JW Terrill • Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Company • KCI Enterprises, Inc • Kohl’s • Laclede Gas • Lion’s Choice • Macy’s • Maggiano’s Little Italy • Maplewood Bicycle • Marketing Direct, Inc • Mastercard • Maxx Roby Band • Medtronic Inc • MHW Milers • Microsoft • Missouri Baptist Medical Center • Missouri Foundation for Health • Moneta Group • Monsanto • MSI Systems • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation • Oracle Corporation • P&G Manufacturing Co • Paynecrest • Pfizer • Polsinelli Shughart • Pure Protein • Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc • Rexam Plastic Services Company • Rich Edsell DJ Service • River City Rascals • Solon Gershman, Inc. • Save-A-Lot Food Store • Schmale Insurance Agency • Scott Credit Union • Sharp Packaging Inc. • Shelter Insurance • Siemens • Sigma Aldrich • SM Wilson • Southeast Missouri Hospital, • Southern Illinois Health Care • Southwest Bank of St. Louis • Spencer Stuart • Sprinkler Fitters Local 268 • SSM Health Care • Tenet • Teva Neuroscience, Inc. • U-Haul Moving and Storage Columbia • Unisource Worldwide Inc. • United Access • United Healthcare Services Inc • UPS • VeeJay Cement Contracting Co. • VMWare • Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation • Walmart • Walt’s Bicycle Fitness and Wilderness Co. • Washington University in St. Louis • Waterhout Construction • Wellpoint • Wies Drywall • Williams Lea, Inc.

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Top Teams

Our great team atmosphere at our fundraising events truly makes them special and unique. We would like to thank all of our teams, especially those teams that raised $3,000 or more in the Bike MS:Express Scripts Gateway Getaway Ride, the Dean Team Automotive Challenge Walk MS, Mud Run MS and Walk MS. $100,000 and more Team Express Scripts • Team Kaldi’s Coffee • Team THF

$50,000 - $99,999 Cannonball Express • Team Christner • Dean Team • Team Mich Ultra • Monsanto Mavericks

$25,000 - $49,999 Boeing • The E Team• Team Edward Jones • The GO GO’S • Jeremy’s Juggernauts • McCarthy Hammerheads • Mighty Movers • Mission Max• MS Ramblers•

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Ride Team-STL • Team Sirius $10,000 - $24,999

2(B+K)+C • Anders, Minkler & Diehl LLP • Beth’s Battalion • Big Crank Cycling • Blisters for Sister• Team Boonslick • Team Bo’z Up • Buckingham Asset Management • Bunge • Team Copaxone • Country Cruisers• Team Covidien • Dirty Diana’s Divas• Team DNR • Elsevier Medical Test Subjects • Fat-Tire Fabulous Freaks For The Cure • Team GKN • Green Machine • Hairy Toads • Team HOGAN • Team Howe • J.W. Terrill Trekkers Bike Team • Lucky 13• Lutheran Senior Services • Team Margheritaville • Team Maritz • MEMC Bike Team • MHW Milers • Muds Mob • Team Possible• Team PWC • Team Rosenkranz• Team Save-A-Lot • Schlafly Cycling • Sole Sisters• Team SSM • Suddenlink • Tech Electronics • United By Design • Washington University Bear Bikers • Wells Fargo Advisors Pioneers • West County YMCA River Riders • Team Whole Foods Market • Wild Horse Creek Crusaders • Yawitz/Phelps Team

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Team APC • Team Arcturis • Asleep at the Wheel • Bene and the Jets• Brendie’s Bee-Bops • Centene Cyclones • Charlie Horse Riders • Christian Hospital Cardiac Cycles • Crash Test Dummies • Crossroads • Deloitte • The Defectors • Different Spokes for Different Folks • Downhill Coasters • Team EDWARD • Enterprise • F.U.M.S. • Fred Racers • Team Gaither • Gears and Beers • Heart and Sole• Heavy Pedal Band • Team Jawz • Team JM Family • Team Kaos • Team Kendra • Ken’s Angels• Leslie’s Lungers • Local Harvest • Team Melodie • Michael’s Ramp • Team Moneta Group • Team Morris • MU Veterinary Cycling Team • Nerinx Sluh • Team OuCHH! • Outside Outfitters • Paric Corporation • Team Polsinelli • Team Raymond James & Associates • Team Riess • Rocketbikers • Rum Runners • Team Shelter Insurance • Team Sigma-Aldrich • Slow Spokes • Soulard Stars Cycling Club • Steppin’ it Up for Tim and Lisa • Thomson Reuters • Transplant Team • VAMC Loan Riders • Wally’s Walkers• Team Webster Works • Wilson’s Warriors

$3,000 - $4,999 The 99ers • Team Accenture • Advantage 2000 Consultants • All Deck’d Out• Anne’s Army • Baker’s Dozen • Team Bank of America • Blue Hair’s • Bonnie’s Chain Gang • Briggs Bunch • Brown Shoe Company • The Bucky Ballers • Team Carfax • Carol’s Crew • Carrie’s Champs • Cathy’s Cure • The CBC Easy Riders • COLORTEK • Team CSL • Dawn Patrol • Team Dazey • Dirty Monkeys • Donna’s Babblin’ Babes• The Filthy Five • Team Friday’s • Goldberg’s Gang • Gilby Gang • Glitterati • ITW Building Components, Inc • Team Jennifer • Jeremy’s Juggernauts• Team JM Family • Knese Family • Team Kuethe • Lauries Champions • Mandy’s Mighty Mutts • Marching Schlepers • Miracle Steps • MiSfit• Team MoBap • Moonlight Tavern • MS is BS • Team MSHP • NeuroTrotters • No B’s Riders • Off Our Walkers • Oz Cycles • Pamela’s Team • Pams Pedalers • Pius Pedalers • Rachel’s Rascals• Team Red Hat • rjorge • The Road Scholars • Team Safety National • Sassy MSfits • ShamRock’N Rollers • Shan’s Clan • The S’myelin Gang • Simmons Firm • Speed Racer • Sprockets • Stacy’s Quest • Staggering Peddlers • Tammi’s Trotters • Tennant • Theta Xi • Tucker’s Troops • UHY Advisors - Denise’s Chain Reaction • Watts Up • The Wee Team

Top Do-It-Yourself Events

The Chapter would like to thank the volunteers who led these Do-It-Yourself Events that raised $1,000 or more to help create a world free of MS. $25,000 AND MORE

Saint Louis Summer Swizzle by Team Gillispie

$5,000 - $9,999 Dinner, Wine Tasting, Silent & Live Auction by A&K Cooperage in Higbee, MO• Pizza Shack & Lounge UGLY Campaign • Prairietown Walk/Run • UHY Trivia Night • Ashley Armstrong Hickman Homecoming Fundraiser

$1,000 - $4,999 2nd Annual Trivia Night by Kate Heidenreich • MS 10K Run by Missouri Running Company (formerly Ghisallo Running) • Gateway Area Chapter Young Professionals Night on the Greens • Crehan’s Irish Pub UGLY Campaign • Chariots of Fire, LLC Motorcycle Show • Willa’s Hideaway UGLY Campaign • Jefferson Middle School Dress Down Days & Walk • Covidien CARE Internal Campaign • Music for a Cure by Mike Titchenal • Belleville Chili Cook-off by 17th Street Bar & Grill • Mark Twain Talk MS Group Pork Steak Dinner • Columbia Area Jaycee’s Golf Scramble

All lists are current as of November 30, 2010. We apologize for any errors or omissions.

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2 0 0 ReveSnapshot nue Sources 2010 1 Financial 2010 Revenue Sources Women on the Move:

and Memorials: Tributes Below is a look at the Chapter’s revenue and expenses for fiscal year 2010, which ran from October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010. The $76,155 $53,314 Chapter’s financial statements are on the next page.

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Mud Run MS: $108,861 Service fees and other Do-it-Yourself Events: Bequests: $115,155 income: $47,401 $120,002 Investment interest and Women on the Move: gains: $166,002Tributes and Memorials: $76,155 $53,314 MS Corporate Achievers: $108,861 Mud Run MS: $187,008 Service fees and other Do-it-Yourself Events: $115,155 Bequests: Corporations and income: $47,401 $120,002 $243,492 Foundations: Investment interest and gains: $166,002 Workplace Giving: Bike MS: Express Scripts $247,542 MS Corporate Achievers: Gateway Getaway Ride: $187,008 $2,600,000 Corporations and Individual giving: Foundations: $243,492 $369,396 Workplace Giving: $247,542 Dean Team Automotive Challenge Walk MS: $510,767 Individual giving: $369,396

Bike MS: Express Scripts Gateway Getaway Ride: $2,600,000

Walk MS: $712,963

Dean Team Automotive Challenge Walk MS: $510,767 Walk MS: $712,963

EXPENSES Management and general: $179,756 Professional education and training: $230,603 Local Client Programs: $1,271,894

Public education: Management$539,680 and general: $179,756 Professional education and training: $230,603 Public education: National Programming $539,680 and Organizational Development: $682,810

National Programming and Organizational Development: $682,810

Local Client Programs: $1,271,894

Fundraising: $800,865

Local Community Programs: $687,829 Research: $795,025 Fundraising: $800,865

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2010 Financial Statements NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY GATEWAY AREA CHAPTER STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION Assets Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents Contributions and pledges receivable Contributions receivable from NMSS Interest receivable Prepaid expenses Investments Total Current Assets

Years Ended September 30, 2010 2009 $1,082,325 $1,085,996 840,179 825,294 628 1,500 10,227 26,060 16,307 2,021,067 2,061,107 $3,980,486 $ 3,990,204

Non Current Assets Property and equipment, at cost, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization 175,634 192,508 Due from NMSS 4,091 4,402 Total Noncurrent Assets $179,725 $ 196,910 Total Assets

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Liabilities and Net Assets Current Liabilities Due to the NMSS Remittance due to National Headquarters $513,850 $700,222 Other payables to National Headquarters 15,734 3,940 Accounts payable and accrued expenses 361,091 309,292 Deferred sponsorship and underwriting revenue 35,244 13,466 Total Current Liabilities $925,919 $1,026,920 Net Assets Unrestricted Designated by the Board: Walter Christen fund Undesignated Total Unrestricted Net Assets

2,021,067 2,061,107 1,157,593 1,047,053 3,178,660 3,108,160 55,632 52,034

Temporarily restricted net assets Total Net Assets

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Total Liabilities and Net Assets

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NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY GATEWAY AREA CHAPTER STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES

Years Ended September 30, 2010 2009 Unrestricted Net Asset Activity Public Support and Revenue Public Support Special events (including in-kind donations of $76, 254 in 2010 and $62,539 in 2009) $4,272,007 $3,868,393 Less benefit to donor costs and in-kind (371,750) (338,757) Membership and contributions (including in-kind program donations of $36,351 in 2009 and $54,965) 920,526 $934,191 Bequests and legacies 115,155 108,426 Combined Federal Service Campaign 16,072 19,524 Received at National Headquarters 41,515 54,867 $4,993,525 $4,646,644 Net assets released from grant restrictions 52,034 Total Public Support $5,045,559 $4,646,644 Other Support and Revenue Investment Income 59,342 73,976 Net realized and unrealized losses on investments 106,660 (9,590) Service fees 32,672 17,439 Miscellaneous income 14,729 11,705 Total Other Support and Revenue $213,403 ($93,530) Total Support and Revenue $5,258,962 $4,740,174 Expenses Program Research 795,025 903,061 Public support to National Headquarters 682,810 608,078 Client programs 1,271,894 1,184,846 Community programs 687,829 675,124 Professional education and training 230,603 237,950 Public education 539,680 490,332 Total Program Expenses $4,207,841 $4,099,391 Support Services Fundraising 800,865 743,307 Management and general 179,756 164,193 Total Support Services Expense $980,621 $907,500 Total Expenses $5,188,462 $5,006,891 Increase (decrease) in Unrestricted Net Assets 70,500 (266,717) Temporarily Restricted Net Asset Activity Contributions 55,632 52,034 Net assets released from grant restrictions (52,034) Increase (Decrease) in temporarily restricted net assets 3,598 52,034 Decrease in Net Assets 74,098 (214,683) Net Assets, Beginning of Year 3,160,194 3,374,877 Net Assets, End of Year $3,234,292 $3,160,194


Calendar

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John L. Trotter Research Program, St. Louis, MO September 22

Family Evening at Grant’s Farm May 21

Family Weekend, Touch of Nature October 14-16

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Family Evening, Columbia, MO June 11

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september 10 April 16 Arnold, MO Union County, MO Clayton, MO Columbia, MO september 24 April 10 Cape Girardeau, MO Edwardsville, IL Bootheel Area, MO Eureka, MO Washington, MO April 21 Godfrey, IL Steppin’ Out for Millstadt, IL St. Peters, MO MS Night Walk Troy, MO St. Louis, MO

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“I met a number of very inspiring people who showed me that a focused team effort can have a material impact on our community,” she said. “If my efforts impact just one family, the campaign was time very well spent.”

She also learned quite a bit during her fundraising experience.

The Corporate Achievers Campaign appealed to Jennifer because it was simply a way to give back and a way to help keep people moving.

“In this economy I was surprised,” Jennifer said. “But Americans are very generous people who are happy to give to help neighbors in need.”

Jennifer reached out to her personal network, her company, SNR Denton, and her health club to support her campaign, and she was pleasantly surprised at her success.

Jennifer Marler didn’t have any personal connection to multiple sclerosis, but she has had quite an impact on the Chapter as last year’s top fundraiser in the MS Corporate Achievers Campaign.

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Women On the Move is an empowering way to support women in the movement toward a world free of MS. It is a premier fundraising luncheon and will be held May 5 at The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis. If you would like to be a part of the Women On the Move Luncheon please call 1-800344-4867 or 314-781-9020.

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“It’s a lot of work,” Nikki said. “At the end of it I’m glad it’s over but when we get our totals in and learn how much we raised (nearly $20,000 in 2010), it’s completely worth it.”

The fall walk that takes place at Lions Lake every September isn’t just a single day activity for Donna and Nikki. They fundraise, solicit sponsors and plan activities for the walk nearly year round.

“When my daughter Nikki was first showing symptoms in 2000, she called the National MS Society,” Donna said. “They were there for us. We were so appreciative that we wanted to give back.”

A couple of years ago the Gateway Area Chapter looked into getting a walk started in Washington, MO. Donna Diener and Nikki Brueggemann stepped up and took the reins of organizing the fall walk and helped turn it into a terrific success.

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“I can get out now and I don’t have to wait for anybody to come and get me,” Helen said. “I’ve even gotten comments from my neighbors saying ‘finally you can get out.’”

The Chapter has also helped keep Helen moving through its Financial Assistance Program with a ramp installed at her apartment that has provided more independence.

“I’ve been going for two years now,” Helen said. “I don’t have as many muscle spasms as I was having and my legs have gotten stronger. It’s been helping me a lot.”

Helen Clemon, who has lived with MS since 1991 and uses a wheelchair, has wanted to try aquatics for years but couldn’t because she had no way to get to the YMCA. Through the Wellness Program, the Chapter pays for her transportation fees to and from her local YMCA twice a week where she participates in an aquatics class.

One of the biggest challenges people living with MS may face is simply getting around. The Chapter’s Wellness Program promotes exercise options specifically for people with MS including adaptive yoga, Tai Chi and aquatics.

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“Compared to Bike MS, we’re not raising a ton of money,” Steve said. “But it’s kind of our way to put on a race for a good cause and we’re hoping it keeps going up.”

St. Louis Community College at Meramec in Kirkwood, MO serves as the start/finish location and the race, scheduled for July 2, 2011, has room to grow.

Last year, as a Do-It-Yourself fundraising event benefitting the Gateway Area Chapter of the National MS Society, the run drew 300 runners and raised more than $4,000 with the help of Missouri Running Company (formerly Ghisallo Running).

When the old V.P. Fair Run around the Fourth of July came to an end a few years ago, it left a hole in the calendar for avid St. Louis runners. Steve Mrotek, one of the organizers of last July’s inaugural MS 10K Run, is hoping to fill that void.

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“My connection to the National MS Society is very strong and I am very grateful to this organization,” Dr. Piccio said.

She won the Society’s Harry Weaver Neuroscience Award, a highly competitive fellowship designed to encourage young investigators to enter and pursue MS research. The Chapter has pledged to fund her research at Washington University in the amount of $566,393 through June of 2015.

Dr. Piccio comes to Washington University by way of Rome, Italy and completed her Ph.D. in neurological sciences and her residency in neurology at the University of Milano.

Alvarez majored in microbiology and immunology at North Dakota State University and he completed his residency in adult neurology at Washington University. He began his three-year fellowship at the John L. Trotter MS Center at Washington University in St. Louis in July 2010.

“I want to devote my career to helping advance our understanding of MS and its treatment,” said Dr. Alvarez, Sylvia Lawry Fellowship Recipient.

While research in MS is a global effort, the Gateway Area Chapter is proud and excited to invest in research locally by supporting fellowship winners Dr. Enrique Alvarez and Dr. Laura Piccio.

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To get involved as an MS Ambassador, or to put your skills to use in other ways for the MS Society, please call 314-781-9020 or 1-800-344-4867.

“My skills add synergy,” she said. “You can have as much responsibility and freedom as you’re willing to take on, and use a professional skill that you already have or learn a new one!”

Jennifer says the experience of volunteering at the Chapter has been very rewarding.

As she got more involved with the Chapter, Jennifer looked for ways that her corporate background could be put to use. One of her duties at Monsanto was teaching presentation skills, so Jennifer took on a leadership role with the MS Ambassadors and Speakers Bureau, a group of volunteers who do community outreach and speaking engagements on the Chapter’s behalf.

“That proposal gave me the opportunity to learn new skills and contribute right away,” she said.

Since she did not have a background in grant writing, Jennifer said she was pleased to be given a big project immediately – a grant proposal to support the MS community at The Heights, a long-term care community in Town & Country.

Two and a half years ago, after retiring from her job as an executive at Monsanto, Jennifer Luner got involved with the Chapter as a volunteer grant writer.

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Many families struggle to cope with the financial impact of MS. To assist people affected by MS and their children who are pursuing post-secondary education, the Society provides scholarships to accredited educational programs. Last year the Chapter awarded seven scholarship recipients.

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“We’re hoping that other people can share their experiences, what they’re going through, what they’ve tried, what they haven’t, and learn something,” Lisa said.

Lisa said the goals of the group are simple.

The monthly group meetings provide emotional support by sharing stories, discussing what works and what doesn’t work when managing MS. With guest speakers like eye doctors, nurses and physical therapists the meetings are also educational.

“Just being able to talk to other people with MS makes you feel comfortable and you can learn from each other.”

“When you have MS you may feel kind of isolated,” said David Hemphill who is the Alton/River Bend Talk MS Group co-leader with his wife Lisa.

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“Because I have lived life ‘on both sides of the stethoscope,’ I think I have a unique perspective,” she said. “Those issues – healthcare, employment, financial, social, and personal issues – are perhaps only the tip of the iceberg for someone living with a chronic, progressive, neurological disease such as ours. I want to share my thoughts and opinions with legislators at state and national levels.”

Dr. Huskey and her husband Tim Huskey have traveled to Jefferson City, MO and Washington D.C. on the Chapter’s behalf to speak up for people affected by MS.

“My experience has provided me with a unique perspective and advocating has turned out to be for me – like becoming a doctor – an avenue to help people,” she said.

For Dr. Thy Huskey, who has lived with MS for 19 years, the reason she advocates for the Society is pretty simple.

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Gateway Area Chapter | 1867 Lackland Hill Parkway | St. Louis, MO 63146

Have a very safe and Happy New Year!

For the most up-to-date information go to gatewaymssociety.org g Programs g Services g Program Calendar or follow us online.

We hope you find it useful and will join us this year by trying a program you haven’t before or inspiring our event participants through the Champions program.

We hope you enjoy the Gateway Area Chapter’s 2011 calendar.

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happenings You Can Help At Tax Time! During tax season, Missourians have an opportunity to help the Society fulfill its mission through a check box on the Missouri State Income Tax form.

Carole, diagnosed in 2005

CarePartner Teleconference The CarePartner Teleconference program provides an opportunity for family members or friends of those living with MS to connect. These calls are a chance to share coping techniques, experiences, and information. These calls include guest speakers to discuss topics important to care partners and family members.

Monday, January 3, 2011 7-8 p.m.

guest Speaker: Karen Tripp

Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor Leader of CarePartner and Family Talk MS Group

topic: Setting Health Boundaries COST: FREE PROGRAM

Money contributed to the Multiple Sclerosis Society Fund will be subtracted from any income tax refund owed to the individual by the state or would be added to the income tax the individual owes the state. There are more than 8,600 Missourians living with MS. Please consider this easy opportunity to donate to the MS Society this tax season.

Night of 1,000 Stars

The Chapter’s stars will be out on Thursday, January 20, 2011 for the annual Night of 1,000 Stars at the Sheraton at Westport Plaza – Lakeside Chalet. We will celebrate our volunteer family and their accomplishments, present our Annual Achievement Awards and conduct the annual business meeting, including nominations to our Board of Trustees. See Page 47 or go to gatewaymssociety.org to register or call the Chapter and ask for Kathi Taylor. Program sponsored by:

REGISTER: Go to gatewaymssociety.org or

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It allows taxpayers to designate a $1 - $200 donation to the Society.


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MS Wellness Fair Program includes: g Individual screening appointments with a physical and occupational therapist g Strength assessment g Balance assessment g Activity assessment g Mobility device assessment g Range of motion tests g Various health screenings g Opportunity to meet with a variety of healthcare disciplines g Opportunity to ask specific health and wellness questions g A continental breakfast or afternoon snacks g Information on the Chapter’s wellness programs and community wellness resources three locations: Cape Girardeau, MO February 19, 2011 Southeast Missouri Hospital HealthPoint Fitness Rehab 2126 Independence, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 Mt. Vernon, IL February 19, 2011 NovaCare 602 South 42nd Street Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 St. Louis, MO March 26, 2011 The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis 4455 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

The Americans with Disabilities Act: 20 Years Later Exhibit Now through June 6, 2011 Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112 314-746-4599, www.mohistory.org Daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Missouri History Museum in Forest Park is now offering The Americans with Disabilities Act: 20 Years Later, a 1,000-square-foot gallery installation that discusses life before the passage of the ADA; the actual signing of the legislation and an understanding of its intricacies; the 10th anniversary experience; and the myriad changes that have occurred in America and our region since the legislation was enacted. To help visitors gain a better understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the gallery carefully details the legislations of four major components or titles: Employment; Accessibility to all activities of the state and local government, including transportation; Public Accommodations; and Telecommunication. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Missouri History Museum has launched a website, actionforaccess.mohistory.org, which offers in-depth information on the early years of the Disability Rights Movement and the Independent Living Movement, passage of the ADA, life after the ADA, and the continuing battle to raise awareness and overcome barriers. The site also offers activities for children, parents, and educators.

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happenings Mark Your Calendar for Spring Rendezvous!

Take one weekend to relax and have fun with other couples living with MS.

Early registration (before April 13) is $60 per person. Regular registration is $70 per person. The Pere Marquette Lodge is located in the 8,000acre Pere Marquette State Park, overlooking the Illinois River. Built in the 1930s and continually maintained, the lodge combines rustic charm with modern amenities, all just 45 minutes from St. Louis. Guests may choose to enjoy a variety of activities including: g Games g Swimming g Arts & Crafts g Massage g Guest Speakers A limited number of fee waivers are available for the program and/or accessible transportation. For details, please call Allison at 314-446-4184. For more information, questions, or to RSVP, contact the Chapter’s office at 314-781-9020 or 1-800-344-4867. This program fills up quickly, so be sure to register early!

Progressive MS manifests itself differently in each person. Whether your MS is “secondary-progressive,” which follows a period of “relapsing-remitting” MS, or “primary-progressive,” meaning it has been slowly progressing from the beginning, it is important to realize that “progressive” does not necessarily imply severe disability. But it does mean that there are few or no relapses, and few or no recovery or remission periods when major symptoms abate. While there are still no effective medical treatments to repair nerves or reverse permanent losses of function, there are many useful strategies and treatments. It is possible to alleviate many symptoms, to improve some functions, and — just as important — to compensate for disabilities and thus lessen their impact on your life. This program will directly address the issues of those living with progressive MS and research in the field of progressive MS. Program includes: g Keynote speaker presentation live at St. Louis location, live video to all locations g Lunch g Resource Fair g Breakout Sessions at each location

Saturday, May 14, 2011 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cape Girardeau, MO Carbondale, IL Columbia, MO Metro East, IL St. Louis, MO

Please check our website for details on locations and registration. www.gatewaymssociety.org

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April 30 - May 1 Pere Marquette Lodge Grafton, Illinois

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MISSOURI Cape Girardeau

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Columbia

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Crystal City/Festus Fulton Jefferson City New London Bootheel Area St. Charles Washington West Plains

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St. Francis Health & Wellness Center Healing Arts Building, Conference Room 150 S. Auburn, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 University of Missouri-Columbia Quarterdeck Bldg., Rm. 118 2401 Lemone Ind. Dr., Columbia, MO 65201 Disability Resource Assn. 420B S. Truman Bl., Crystal City, MO 63019 At Home Real Estate 2606 North Blutt, Fulton, MO 65251 St. Mary’s Health Center, Assembly Hall St. Mary’s Medical Plaza, off of West Dunklin, Jefferson City, MO 65101 Call for Location Keller Public Library, 402 W. Grant St. Dexter, MO 63841 Hardees Restaurant at Mid Rivers Mall Dr. and Mexico Rd. St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 20 East 5th St., Washington, MO 63090 Ozark Medical Ctr. Shaw Medical Bldg. 2nd Fl. 909 Kentucky St., West Plains, MO 65775

Sharon (573) 332-8148 Deanna (573) 882-6767 Marlene (636) 464-2533 Sharon webradleys@yahoo.com Cindy (573) 220-0177 Chris (573) 645-0130 cdale@mobankers.com Debby (573) 267-3365 mlrdsr@rallstech.com Tamra (573) 624-0130 cawalker@sbcglobal.net Jim (636) 940-1521 Ann (636) 354-6037 Charline (417) 469-1068 Sally (417) 469-4842

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happenings TALK MS GROUPS ILLINOIS

Mt. Vernon

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Southern Illinois

2nd Tuesday 5 p.m.

The United Presbyterian Church, 2550 Rock Hill Rd., Wood River, IL 62095 First United Methodist Church 504 East Highway 50, O’Fallon, IL 62269 Christian Church of Litchfield 131 Yaeger Lake Trail, Litchfield, IL 62056 LINC, Inc. 120 East A Street, Belleville, IL 62220 Faith Lutheran Church 1104 N. 42nd St. Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 Heartland Regional-Medical Center Classroom #2 3333 West DeYoung, Marion, IL 62959

Men’s Chat

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Telephone group

MS Fun, Friends & Food

February 1 6 p.m.

Lisa (618) (618)258-0615 258-0615 Amy (618) 235-4226 Meredith (217) 556-4418

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3rd Tuesday 7-9 p.m. 2nd Sunday Belleville/ O’Fallon 2:30 p.m. Tuesday S’myelin Gang of Litchfield 4th 6:30 p.m. February 23 Metro East 7 p.m. Alton/River Bend

Diane (618) 235-8823 Earhart500@aol.com Terri (618) 242-8448 Robert (618) 983-0321

SPECIALIZED GROUPS

Veterans with MS CarePartner and Family Group

Joe S. jsalacki@sbcglobal.net

David C. Pratt Cancer Center St. John’s Mercy Medical Center 607 S. New Ballas Rd., St. Louis, MO 63147 2nd Wednesday Veterans Admin. Medical Center 1 10 a.m. Jefferson Barracks Dr., St. Louis, MO 63125 Office Gateway Area Chapter 3rd Wednesday NMSS 1867 Lackland Hill Parkway, St. Louis, MO 63146 6:30 p.m. Change from 7pm to 6:30pm

Michelle (314) 251-6400 Debbie (636) 579-0264 debrafriends@hotmail.com Penny (314) 652-4100 ext. 4523 Allison (800) 344-4867 allison.harper@gatewaymssociety.org

Meet & Greet

Upcoming Meet & Greet Dinner Programs:

Chapter staff will be attending to let you know about National MS Society programs, services and events available to you.

Washington, MO Wednesday, February 16, 6 p.m. Cowan’s Restaurant 114 Elm Street Washington, MO 63090

Your local Talk MS group is hosting a Meet & Greet Dinner Program and you are invited!

This is also a great way to meet other people living with MS and to learn about local Talk MS groups in your area. There is no fee to attend but you must register, so RSVP today at 1-800-344-4867. Feel free to tell a friend or bring a guest.

Hannibal, MO Monday, March 14, 6 p.m. Fiddlestiks Food & Spirits 8945 Highway 36 Hannibal, MO 63401 43


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MS Aquatics

ST. LOUIS METRO AREA Bridgeton Community Center Contact: Cole (314) 739-5599

HAPPENINGS

Carondelet Park Rec Plex Contact: Shannon (314) 768-9622 Center of Clayton Contact: Diane (314) 353-4960 Chesterfield JCC Contact: Sheena Koster (314) 442-3495

DIVE IN!

Everyone can participate in an aquatics class. You don’t need to know how to swim – you just need the desire to improve yourself, have fun, and make friends.

Why aquatics?

g The buoyancy of the water reduces your body weight, meaning less stress on joints! g Better cardiovascular fitness is gained using the resistance of the water! g Water keeps you cool and guards against fatigue, so you can exercise longer! The Chapter offers financial assistance for attendance and transportation to therapeutic recreation programs.

Emerson Family YMCA (North County) Contact: Georgia/Chris (314) 521-1822 Hazelwood Community Center Contact: Jill A. (314) 731-0980 Jefferson College (Hillsboro) Contact Christina C.(636) 942-3000 x382 Mid-County YMCA (Brentwood) Contact: Sandi (314) 962-9450 Show Me Aquatics Contact: Carolyn (636) 896-0999 South City Family YMCA Contact: Rich (314) 644-3100 St. Charles County YMCA Contact: Joyce (636) 928-1928 x250 The Pointe at Ballwin Commons Contact: Leslie or Adam (636) 227-8950 Washington Four Rivers Family YMCA Contact: Ann (636) 239-5704

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Wellbridge Athletic Club –( Clayton) Contact: Trudy C. (314) 746-1500 x1551 Wellbridge Athletic Club – (Town & Country) Contact: Abby (636) 207-3000

MID-MISSOURI

Columbia Activity & Recreation Center Contact: Janel (573) 874-7460 x7700 Jefferson City YMCA Contact: Erica Hart (573) 761-9021 Mexico Family YMCA Contact: Consuelo (573) 581-1540

SOUTHERN AND METRO ILLINOIS

John A. Logan College Contact: Chris G. (618) 985-2828 x8504 Jerseyville Wellness Center Contact: Jennifer R. (618) 498-3500 O’Fallon Community YMCA Contact: (618) 628-7701

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

Black River Coliseum Contact: Mandi E. (573) 686-8009 Cape Girardeau Municipal Pool Contact: Pat Grebe (573) 335-4040

To register for an aquatics, yoga or Tai Chi class, please call the number listed. You do not register directly through the Chapter.


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Yoga Sites St. Louis:

www.gatewaymssociety.org

Contact: Sarah Miller (618) 457-8186 Cost: Call for class times/fees Web site: www.center101yoga.com

Southeast Missouri PARC Fitness Center 2620 N. Westwood Blvd Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 Phone: (573) 686-5985 Mondays, 7 - 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30 p.m. (slower paced class) Walk-ins welcome! Instructor: Mindy Matthews Yoga at the Firm 1610 Freedom Dr. West Plains, MO 65775 Instructor: Vicki Hogan Contact: Vicki (417) 293-1184 or the Firm at (417) 257-7800 Cost: $40 for an 8-week session

HAPPENINGS

Dragonfly Health Spa & Yoga 1272 A Jungermann Road Olivette Community Center NEW SITE! 9723 Grandview Drive, St. Louis, MO 63132 St. Peters, MO 63376 Call: 636-498-5544 Cost: $10/ class Mondays Call: 314-781-9020 or 1-800-344-4867 Restorative Yoga: 10-11 a.m. Thursdays Gentle Chair/Floor Yoga: 11:30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m. NEW Noon - 1:30 p.m. Core Strengthening Yoga: 6:30-7:30 p.m. T I M E ! (Iyengar Yoga Class) Tuesdays Instructor: Kathy Simon Open Level Yoga: 6-7 p.m. Open Level Yoga: 7:15-8:15 p.m. Yoga St. Louis Wednesdays Iyengar Yoga Class Meditation Class: 6:30-7:30 p.m. 3305 Jamieson Ave. Thursdays St. Louis, MO 63139 Open Level Yoga: 7-8 p.m. Call: 314-645-9785 Saturdays www.iyengaryogastlouis.com Open Level Yoga: 9-10 a.m. St. John’s Mercy Medical Building Mid-Missouri 12348 Old Tesson Rd. , St. Louis MO Instructor: Linda Whitney Elm Street Yoga Call: 314-729-0181 904 Elm St. Suite 210, Columbia, MO 65201 www.elmstreetyoga.com Tuesdays Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m. December 14 - February 8 Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. February 15 - April 12 Instructor: Linda Lutz April 19 - June 7 Cost: $35 for 5 classes 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Beginner) Class size limited to six people 7-8 p.m. (Gentle) Contact: Linda (573) 441-8566 or Thursdays lindalutz@mac.com December 16 – February 10 February 17 - April 14 Metro & Southern Illinois April 21 - June 9 Sukha Yoga Center 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Beginner) 18 South High St., Belleville, IL 62220 Saturdays Instructor: Sarah Fraser October 23 – December 11 Cost: call for class times/fees December 18 – February 12 Contact: Sarah (618) 236-9642 February 19 – April 16 Web site: www.sukhayogacenter.com April 23 - June 11 One-O-One Yoga 9-10 a.m. (Beginner)** 101 South Graham Cost: $54 for 6 weeks, $72 for 8 weeks. Carbondale, IL 62901

Columbia, MO Yoga & Tai Chi NMSS Office 4816 Santana Circle Columbia, MO 65203

Tai Chi Mondays: 10-10:45 a.m. Instructor: Mary Cruise Yoga Fridays, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Instructor: Linda Lutz Cost: $35 for 5 classes or $10 per class Contact: Kimberly at 1-800-344-4867 or kimberly.wilcox@gatewaymssociety.org 45


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Dial. Listen. Learn.

Wellness Network

HAPPENINGS

The Wellness Network connects people who have an interest in or who are actively participating in exercise programs through a monthly teleconference. Upcoming topics include: • January 27, Breaking Bad Habits • February 24, Occupational Therapy and MS • March 24, Zumba! • April 28, Diet and Nutrition These monthly calls are an opportunity to share ideas and encouragement about exercise and include special guest speakers. The teleconferences are facilitated by Toni Kodner, a volunteer with extensive knowledge of MS and wellness, and are held from 7-8 p.m. The Wellness Network is free and provides resources to a wide variety of people with MS of all abilities. It is also helpful to those who are new to seeking out wellness opportunities and need some guidance and direction. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Wellness Network, please call 1-800-344-4867 or visit our website to register for the monthly calls. Getting to know the facilitator, Toni Kodner: Toni Kodner has been living with MS for over 20 years. She is very physically active and currently takes yoga classes two days per week and is dedicated to her own home exercise program. She volunteers weekly at the Chapter as a therapeutic exercise volunteer.

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Midwest Teleconference Series Mark your calendars on every second Monday of the month for the Midwest Teleconference Series. The series topics from January through Midwest April are: Teleconference

Series Feeling Well, Feeling Wise How Do You Get There?

Speaker: Peggy Neufeld, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Community Consultant &Midwest Advocate St. Louis NORC Research Teleconference & Community Liason Series Date/Time: January 10, 2011, 7-8 p.m.

Clinical Trial & Research On the Horizon Speaker: Dr. David Mattson Vice Chair, Department ofMidwest Neurology Indiana University SchoolTeleconference of Medicine Series Date/Time: February 14, 2011, 7-8 p.m.

Know Your Rights Part I: Standing Up for Yourself

Speaker: Julie Brinkhoff Assistant Director Great Plains ADA Center Date/Time: March 14, 2011, 7-8 p.m.

Know Your Rights Part II: Taking Control of Your Healthcare Speaker: Pat Kennedy, RN, CPN, MSCN Nurse Educator, Programs Advisor Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Date/Time: April 11, 2011, 7-8 p.m.

1.800.344.4867

Program sponsored by:


happenings Program Registration

Name________________________________ Address_______________________________ ___________________________________ City/State/Zip___________________________ Home phone____________________________ Work phone____________________________ E-mail_______________________________ Guest Names and Ages______________________ ___________________________________ Does anyone in your party use a mobility device?_______ Would you like to request a fee waiver?____________ Do you prefer a vegetarian meal?________________ Date of Diagnosis_________________________ Payment Information ( ) Fee waiver requested ( ) Check enclosed payable to MS Society ( ) Visa ( ) MasterCard ( ) Discover ( ) Am. Express Card # ____________________________ Expiration Date:_______________________ Send to: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1867 Lackland Hill Parkway, St. Louis, MO 63146 or Fax to 314-781-1440 To register online go to www.gatewaymssociety.org, click “Programs & Services” then select “Program Calendar” to choose the program you would like to attend.

www.gatewaymssociety.org

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HAPPENINGS

[ ] CarePartner Teleconference January 3, 2011 COST: Free program [ ] Feeling Well, Felling Wise Teleconference January 10, 2011 COST: Free program [ ] Night of 1000 Stars January 20, 2011 COST: FREE for volunteers $35/person [ ] Wellness Network January 27, 2011 COST: Free program [ ] Clinical Trial & Research Teleconference February 14, 2011 COST: Free program [ ] Washington, MO Meet & Greet February 16, 2011 COST: Free program [ ] MS Wellness Fair - Cape Girardeau, MO February 19, 2011 COST: Free program [ ] MS Wellness Fair - Mt. Vernon, IL February 19, 2011 COST: Free program [ ] Wellness Network - OT and MS February 24, 2011 COST: Free program [ ] Know Your Rights Part I Teleconference March 14, 2011 COST: Free program [ ] New London, MO Meet & Greet March 14, 2011 COST: Free program [ ] Wellness Network - Zumba! March 24, 2011 COST: Free program [ ] MS Wellness Fair - St. Louis, MO March 26, 2011 COST: Free program [ ] Know Your Rights Part II Teleconference April 11, 2011 COST: Free program [ ] Wellness Network - Diet and Nutrition April 28, 2011 COST: Free program [ ] Spring Rendezvous at Pere Marquette April 30 - May 1, Grafton, IL Registration Deadline: April 18 COST: $60 before April 13, $70 after April 13


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In this issue CarePartner Teleconference. . . . . . . . . 39 MS Wellness Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Progressive MS Program. . . . . . . . . . . 41 Spring Rendezvous. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Talk MS Group Listings. . . . . . . . . 42-43 Therapeutic Recreation. . . . . . . . . 44-45 Midwest Teleconference Series . . . . . 46 Wellness Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

As we usher out 2010 and welcome in 2011, we hope you enjoy this special edition of the MS Connection that includes our annual report and 2011 Chapter calendar. You can also read about the upcoming programs and events in the Happenings section.

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those living throughout the Chapter (see page 40). You can also access resources and learn about MS from an expert monthly through the Midwest Teleconference Series and the Wellness Network (see page 46).

A brand-new program coming up is the Progressive MS Symposium that will focus on issues affecting those living with progressive MS. This program will be available to Your Source for Knowledge, Wellness, and Support

Winter 2010-2011


MS Connection - Annual Report 2010 Edition