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Commitment. Leadership. Integrity. Excellence. Teamwork.

These words represent core values that guide the efforts of National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the volunteers who move the mission forward. There are other words that guide us too – words such as Love, Hope and Inspire – that help drive the Movement for a world free of MS.

Stay Connected Throughout the Year

Visit the Wisconsin Chapter website regularly or sign up to receive the Chapter’s monthly email newsletter for more new and returning events as they’re announced, including webinars, teleconferences, Do It Yourself Fundraisers and other options for joining the Movement. You’ll also find information on visits to MS partner clinics and details on monthly self-help group meetings throughout the state. Find us on website: wisMS.org | phone: Facebook 800-242-3358 | email: info.wisMS@nmss.org Follow us on

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1120 James Drive, Suite A, Hartland, WI 53029 262-369-4400 | 800-242-3358 info.wisMS@nmss.org | wisMS.org Early and ongoing treatment with FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the Wisconsin Chapter at wisms.org or calling 262.369.4400 (800.242.3358).


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The MS Snowmobile Tour marks its 30th year January 24-26, 2013. Ride between 100 and 150 miles a day on beautiful groomed Northern Wisconsin trails. Join other snowmobile enthusiasts for an allinclusive, fully-supported weekend that raises money for MS research and related services. Visit MSsnowmobiletour.org.

t MS MuckFes 14 er Septemb MuckFest MS is the newest – and dirtiest – way to join the Movement. With five miles of mud-filled trenches, slip-n-slide pits and moon-sized muck-packed craters, you’ll experience what’s described as more thrills, spills and sustained laughter than any obstacle run. Funds raised support services for people living with MS in your community. Visit MuckFestMS.com.

Walk MS: April 21, 27 & 28 May 4 & 5, 11

Walk MS is the rallying point for the multiple sclerosis Movement – a time when communities come together to raise awareness, raise funds and celebrate how much closer we are to a world free of MS. Multiple walks are held throughout Wisconsin each spring. Visit walkMSwisconsin.org.

Challenge Walk MS September 20 - 22 It’s as much about the journey as it is the destination. Challenge Walk MS sets a high bar with a three-day, 50-mile walk and a $1,500 fundraising minimum. It rewards you at the same level with an inspirational all-inclusive getaway in beautiful Door County surrounded by friends new and old. A two-day, 30-mile option is also available. Visit challengewalkMSwi.org.

Bike MS:

Best Dam August 3 Bike Ride -4

The 30th Annual Bike MS: Best Dam Bike Ride, August 3-4, 2013, promises to be the best yet. Riding from the Milwaukee area to Madison with an overnight in Whitewater, cyclists of every level raise money to cure multiple sclerosis. Visit bestdambikeride.org.

Do It You rself ( Fundrais DIY) ing

Do It Yourself (DIY) Fundraising is an opportunity for anyone committed to the MS cause to raise awareness and donations in new and creative ways. Several DIYs are noted in the calendar; more are available on the Wisconsin Chapter’s website. Visit wisMS.org and click on “Do It Yourself Fundraising” to find an event or create your own.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. The Wisconsin Chapter provides research, advocacy, educational programs and support services for more than 10,000 children, women and men in the state diagnosed with MS, as well as their friends, family and healthcare providers.

MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t.


Creating

a world Free of ms Sunday

Monday

December

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January

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2013

Employer matching gifts represent a bigger percentage of MS Snowmobile Tour revenue than any other Chapter event.

wisMS.org • 262-369-4400 • 800-242-3358

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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9

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New Year’s Day

30 31

6

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8

8th Annual Help Find-ACure for MS Benefit Do It Yourself Fundraiser

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Teleconference: African Americans Get MS Too

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MS Snowmobile Tour January 24-26

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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29 PT/OT Training: Rehabilitation in MS

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31

1

February

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Creating

a world Free of ms Sunday

Monday

January

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28

February

Tuesday

Wednesday

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2013

Keep S’myelin, a newsletter to teach children about MS, is one of many resources for families living with the disease.

wisMS.org • 262-369-4400 • 800-242-3358

Thursday

31

Friday

Saturday

1

2 11th Annual Rabbits Unlimited Ltd. Rabbit Hunt Do It Yourself Fundraiser Groundhog Day

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3

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Teleconference: What’s Happening NowMS Research

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18

Lincoln’s Birthday

19

Ash Wednesday

20

Valentine’s Day

21

Presidents Day

24

25

Washington’s Birthday

26

27

28

1

March

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8

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10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24/31 25 26 27 28 29 30


March

Creating

a world Free of ms Sunday

Monday

February April

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Wednesday

2013

March is MS Awareness Month, a time to draw attention to the disease and encourage others to join the Movement.

wisMS.org • 262-369-4400 • 800-242-3358

Thursday

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Saturday

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4

MS Fundraiser Family Public Policy Conference Fun Day Featuring March 4-6 Texas Hold Em Washington D.C. Do It Yourself Fundraiser

10 Daylight Saving Time Begins

17

11

Music Can Beat MS Do It Yourself Fundraiser

12

(24) Palm Sunday (31) Easter Sunday

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15

Teleconference: Don’t Fall for it, Keep Your Balance MS Awareness Week March 11-15

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MS Summit

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St. Patrick’s Day

24/31

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Spring Begins

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26 Wisconsin Chapter Board of Trustees Meeting Passover Begins

27

Good Friday


Open to all ages, Walk MS is a true family-friendly event that brings Wisconsin communities together every year.

April

2013

Creating

a world Free of ms Sunday

Monday

March

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wisMS.org • 262-369-4400 • 800-242-3358

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10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24/31 25 26 27 28 29 30

April Fools’ Day

7

8 Teleconference: Calm Before the Storm

14

15 Income Taxes Due Did You Make a Mark for MS?

21 Walk MS: Brown County

28

Walk MS: Fox Cities Kenosha-Racine Marshfield Platteville Sheboygan Waukesha

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Walk MS: Eau Claire La Crosse Lake Country Menomonee Falls Wausau

Administrative Professionals Day

Earth Day

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May

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May

Creating

a world Free of ms Sunday

Monday

April

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Tuesday

Wednesday

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2013

Walk MS is the largest MS fundraiser in the state, raising more than $1.5 million annually for research and services.

wisMS.org • 262-369-4400 • 800-242-3358

Thursday

2

Friday

Saturday

3

4

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Walk MS: Fond du Lac Grafton

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

National Day of Prayer

Walk MS: Janesville Madison Milwaukee

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NEW

Cinco de Mayo

12

Mother’s Day

19

11

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Walk MS: Rhinelander

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Teleconference: It’s Not Just in Your Head

Armed Forces Day

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25

Fox Valley Road and Track Classic Do It Yourself Fundraiser

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Take Action Day Madison World MS Day Memorial Day

June

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June

Creating

a world Free of ms Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

2013

Camaraderie among event participants is what makes MS-related events extraordinary opportunities to build connections.

wisMS.org • 262-369-4400 • 800-242-3358

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Saturday

May July

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8 Brew at the Barn Do It Yourself Fundraiser

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Teleconference: My Family Has MS

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Flag Day

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Father’s Day

23/30

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Summer Begins

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25 Wisconsin Chapter Board of Trustees Meeting

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July

Creating

a world Free of ms Sunday

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Tuesday

2013

Hundreds of volunteers help each year at events, programs and the Wisconsin Chapter office.

Wednesday

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wisMS.org • 262-369-4400 • 800-242-3358

Thursday

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Saturday

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Independence Day

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Teleconference: Wake Up!

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Annual Croal Open for MS and Birdy’s Annual Scramble for a Cure Do It Yourself Fundraisers

Golf Scramble Tim Pagel Benefit Do It Yourself Fundraiser

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27 Bogey Bare MS Scramble Do It Yourself Fundraiser

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August

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Creating

a world Free of ms Sunday

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2013

Bike MS: Best Dam Bike Ride brings together nearly 2,000 cyclists and volunteers to move toward a cure.

wisMS.org • 262-369-4400 • 800-242-3358

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Bike MS: Best Dam Bike Ride August 3-4

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Teleconference: Probiotics and MS

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MS Orchard Walk & Charity Fundraiser Apple Holler and Milton Mud Challenge Do It Yourself Fundraisers

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Creating

a world Free of ms Sunday

Monday

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2

September

Tuesday

Wednesday

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Labor Day

8

Grandparents Day

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4

2013

Challenge Walk MS is a three-day, 50-mile experience that makes an extraordinary difference in the lives of those living with MS.

wisMS.org • 262-369-4400 • 800-242-3358

Thursday

Friday

5

Saturday

6

Golf MS Do It Yourself Fundraiser

Rosh Hashana Begins

9

10

Teleconference: Complementary and Alternative (CAM) Therapy for MS

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11

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14 MuckFest MS Ride for Clyde Do It Yourself Fundraiser

Yom Kippur

Patriot’s Day

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7

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Challenge Walk MS September 20-22

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Wisconsin Chapter Board of Trustees Meeting

Autumn Begins

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Creating

a world Free of ms Sunday

Monday

September

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Wednesday

2013

Do It Yourself Fundraisers find creative ways to raise awareness and funds for MS.

wisMS.org • 262-369-4400 • 800-242-3358

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Columbus Day

Boss’s Day

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November

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Halloween

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Creating

a world Free of ms Sunday

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Tuesday

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Creating a team is a great way to inspire family, friends and coworkers to join the Movement.

Thursday

wisMS.org • 262-369-4400 • 800-242-3358

Friday

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All Saints Day

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Daylight Saving Time Ends

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National Leadership Conference Denver, Colorado November 7-9

Election Day

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Veterans Day

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Hanukkah Begins

Thanksgiving Day


Creating

a world Free of ms Sunday

Monday

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Tuesday

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2013

Most people with MS are diagnosed between age 20 and 50, and nearly 80% of those diagnosed with MS are women.

wisMS.org • 262-369-4400 • 800-242-3358

Thursday

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Saturday

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Wisconsin Chapter Annual Meeting

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Winter Begins

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Christmas Eve

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Christmas Day

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Kwanzaa Begins

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November

January 2014

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New Year’s Eve

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Winter 2012 MS Connection - Special Insert - 2013 Calendar