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Bike MS: Interview with Caroline Blackledge - A Guest Blog

August 23, 2014

by Caroline Kyriakou


Question: How was getting to Bike MS and your first day?

Answer: On Friday afternoon, my Bike MS teammate Deb and I left the Portland, Oregon area a little earlier than we had last year. I wanted ...

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When Other Parents Think You're Lazy - A Guest Blog

July 20, 2014

By Christine Brovelli O’Brien

Do you ever just want to scream out to the world, “I have MS! Give me a break! I may look fine, but guess what – I’m not!”

Multiple sclerosis is referred to as an ...

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Toddlers and Fatigue Don’t Always Play Nice Together - A Guest Blog

July 2, 2014

By Christine Brovelli O’Brien
When I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in April 2012, my daughter, was not yet two years old.

During the time of my flare-up that spring (see my recent guest blog post for more ...

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Trusting Your Instincts - A Guest Blog

June 23, 2014

By Christine Brovelli O’Brien

“You have three white matter lesions.”

That was how, back in April 2013, I received my initial diagnosis of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. My neuro-ophthalmologist, who was kind enough to call me on a Saturday morning ...

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41 is a Prime Number - A Guest Blog

June 16, 2014

By Elys Bank

It has been one year since my life was turned upside down.

It was April, 2013 that it all started. I noticed this strange, persistent light flashing in the corner of my right eye. Of course, like ...

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Bean's Spring Update - A Guest Blog

June 7, 2014

by Caroline Kyriakou

It’s been a while since I’ve made a post. I haven’t been feeling the best as I have been getting a lot of headaches and fatigue. While working a full time job, these aren ...

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CJ Free to Erase MS

February 12, 2014

After Holly Freeman and Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s, the designers and owners of CJ Free Jewelry, good childhood friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, Holly was inspired to create a meaningful piece of jewelry. The love and support of close friends ...

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MS Warrior: Lori Grande - A Guest Blog

February 10, 2014

by Caroline Kyriakou

Lori Grande hosted the Fashion Plates event I attended in November 2013. She is a strong and funny woman and I wanted to learn more about her. Lori Grande is the co-host of the Boston morning show ...

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The Man Behind Made Strong - A Guest Blog

January 21, 2014

We’ve had a tremendous reaction to the Made Strong shirts and sweatshirts. Read on to learn more about the man behind the brand.


Nico Apparel was born out of a desire to inspire people who are affected by life ...

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Winter Blues - A Guest Blog

January 20, 2014

by Caroline Kyriakou

It’s definitely the middle of winter here in Boston. The weather has been extremely cold (sad to say the mid-west has had it even worse) and we have had a few snow storms. Really, there is ...

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New Year Changes for Race to Erase MS!

January 13, 2014


With a new year came new changes, including a website redesign, relocation of our offices, and a redesign of our online shop. Little by little things are coming together. Luckily, we’ve had great companies to assist us with our ...

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Fashion Plates - A Guest Blog

December 3, 2013

by Caroline Kyriakou


Fashion Plates is a fundraiser for the Greater New England National MS Society, which was held November 8th at the Sheraton Boston. I was fortunate to be invited to this wonderful event by the National MS Society ...

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MS: The Alternative Route - A Guest Blog

November 21, 2013

by Eve Morgan

“What we see is that patients do not usually use alternative treatments for treating symptoms, but as a preventative and strengthening element.”

This was the statement from Lasse Skovgaard of the Danish Multiple Sclerosis Society following a ...

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I Got This! - A Guest Blog

November 8, 2013

by Roni Jenkins

I like to run…in mud…and under barbed wire. Basically, I love to run obstacle course races (OCR’s). I’ve done a few Spartan Races this year and was hopping to participate in my first ...

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Battling the Blues: Multiple Sclerosis and Overcoming Depression - A Guest Blog

October 17, 2013

by Eve Pearce

Depression is, perhaps, one of the most commonly overlooked conditions for MS patients and their families, yet as many as 50% of all those with MS suffer from this debilitating condition at some point in their lives ...

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When I Walk - A Guest Blog

October 10, 2013

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Jason DaSilva turned to his passion for film making to document his journey. Here is his story:

In 2006, I was on a family vacation at the beach when suddenly I fell down and ...

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Dreams: My Journey with MS - Book by Kristie Salerno Kent

August 6, 2013

Kristie Salerno Kent, a multiple sclerosis patient advocate, singer and songwriter, award-winning filmmaker and mother of two has just released her first book, “Dreams: My Journey with Multiple Sclerosis.” A free download is available at www.DreamsTheEbook.com. Kristie is ...

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Bombings in Beantown

June 17, 2013

Just a little over two months ago was the Boston Marathon Bombing, where a traditionally festive and joyful event turned to horror and alarm. Our hearts are still with Boston as we all unite to help those affected by this ...

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Living With Optimism, Creativity, and MS

April 12, 2013

My story is one of hope, possibilities, and a creative spirit that guides me in virtually every aspect of my life, from well-being to wardrobe to wonders in between. I believe if I can dream it, I can do it ...

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Walking All Over MS - A Guest Blog

March 21, 2013

What are you doing to spread MS awareness this month? Our friend Caroline is participating in a Walk MS and they are such wonderful events that help raise MS awareness and vital funds to help find a cure for MS ...

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Fighting Against MS Together - A Guest Blog

January 18, 2013

Caretakers and caregivers play a major role in maximizing the health and quality of life of more than 30 million individuals with acute and chronic illness. They are such wonderful people providing assistance with daily activities, helping manage patient care ...

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My Florida Vacation - A Guest Blog

November 30, 2012

Last month I went on vacation and enjoyed a week away. I had a great time! I went with my friend Barbara to Florida and we spent most of the week in Vero Beach and 2 days in Orlando.

I ...

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MS Diet Hits The Road

November 27, 2012

Here is an outstanding blog post by Laurie Erdman, our health superhero, who gives us great tips and advice on holistic living, renergizing the mind and body, eliminating fatigue, and all around wellness!

Healthy, energized travel. Is it really possible ...

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November 18th

November 18, 2012

We couldnt be more honored to share the second installment of Tristan Williams blog. One year ago this extraordinary gentleman wrote his first installment featured on here discussing his battle with MS and being diagnosed at the very young age ...

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Potty Mouth - A Guest Blog

September 19, 2012

Another fabulous blog post from our friend, Caroline, who discusses a book that she read about a woman’s struggle with MS, and gives us a little review about the book! The book sounds wonderful, informative, and humorous, we are ...

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"The Flare I Could Not Ignore" - A Guest Blog

August 29, 2012

For those of us with Multiple Sclerosis we know that stress may increase our symptoms. No one likes to be stressed out or go through something traumatic, but we never think this kind of situation will lead to a life-changing ...

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Blogging Readathon for Brain Power - A Guest Blog

August 28, 2012

We are so ecstatic to feature another blog post from the spectacular, Ricardo Veloz, who shares with us some wonderful ideas about how to conquer “cognitive fog”, which is a symptom for many of us who have multiple sclerosis. Read ...

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Clay Walker MS Event- A Guest Blog

August 14, 2012

Another fantastic blog post from our friend, Caroline, who recently attended an MS event and found it to be very fun and beneficial! Check it out:

On August 7, 2012 I went to a TEVA Neuroscience event that featured country ...

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Heat and MS Do Not Mix! - A Guest Blog

July 25, 2012

Our friend and awesome blogger, Caroline Kyriakou, shares her view on this warm, humid weather and how it isnt mixing well with her MS! Heat intolerance is common to those with MS and small increases in body temperature can increase ...

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Forget About It, You Forgot! - A Guest Blog

July 24, 2012

We are so delighted to be able to introduce everyone to the lovely Luanne DiBernardo, sister of Van DiBernardo, the designer and creator of the fashionable Coolture cooling vest, who has MS and posts on our blog! Luanne helped Van ...

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Coolture Launches Styish Cooling Vest!

July 13, 2012

We couldnt be more excited to share with you the launch of Coolture’s Cooling Vest! Heat can exacerbate the effects of multiple sclerosis, and Coolture™ introduces the first cooling solution to help you feel good while looking fabulous! Every ...

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Sometimes MS makes me feel older than my age - Guest Blog

July 10, 2012

We are ecstatic to feature another amazing blog post from Caroline Kyriakou who shares great insight about the everyday ups and downs of multiple sclerosis. She is an inspiration and has such a positive outlook on multiple sclerosis and life ...

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Finding Inspiration for MS Awareness - A Guest Blog

June 18, 2012

We would like to introduce you to the incredible Caroline Kyriakou who inspires us with her dedication to spreading MS awareness and positive attitude! We are grateful to be able to share her amazing story with you:

First let me ...

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"An "EYE" on You Update" - A Guest Blog

May 23, 2012

We met Sarah awhile ago and she is back to update us on her MS and the journey of life! We are so happy to know she is doing well and she is so inspiring! Here is her update:

Just ...

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Sip on some tea with California Tea House and Help Us Erase MS!

April 4, 2012

California Tea House is helping us erase MS, and this year they are participating in our annual Race to Erase MS Gala by donating delicious tea to our gift bags! We are so grateful for their support!

When Ani and ...

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Paramount Farms is helping us Erase MS!

March 26, 2012

We are getting super excited for our 19th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala, taking place on May 18th, 2012! Our event includes a live and silent auction, fashion show, live entertainment, cocktail reception, and a gift bag passout. We ...

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Diet and Lifestyle to Help You Thrive with MS, Part 11 – How Do I Get All Those Veggies?

February 15, 2012

Another outstanding installment from health and wellness expert, Laurie Erdman:

I have shared with you my discovery of eating an alkaline diet to reduce inflammation and help me thrive with multiple sclerosis. If you have done any research since then ...

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Diet and Lifestyle to Help You Thrive with MS, Part 10 – Searching for Balance

February 7, 2012

We have another wonderful installment from the health and wellness guru, Laurie Erdman:

In my last installment, I wrote about the role of inflammation in multiple sclerosis. I promised to tell you how I determine which foods to eat and ...

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Take Action - Van DiBernardo

February 2, 2012

Here is another incredible post from guest blogger, Van DiBernardo. He always has wonderful stories and inspirational dispositions to share on MS and the journey of life:

In the words of Stephen Hawking:

“My expectations were reduced to zero when ...

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The Forcing Function - A Guest Blog By Gary Pinder

January 30, 2012

We met the awesome Gary Pinder through Twitter, and we are honored he is sharing his MS story with us. He is truly inspirational and despite having MS, he has been traveling the world with his family. He has hiked ...

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Diet and Lifestyle to Help You Thrive with MS, Part 8 - It Starts With the Gut

November 28, 2011

We are happy to share another installment of Laurie Erdman’s diet and lifestyle series:

Sometimes I wish science would figure it all out and leave well enough alone. Every time I turn around, we are learning new and more ...

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Diet and Lifestyle to Help You Thrive with MS, Part 7 - What are You Grateful For?

November 21, 2011

We are thrilled that our wellness hero, Laurie Erdman, is back to share her seventh installment of her diet and lifestyle series. She provides amazing support and strategies that help people make wellness a part of their everyday life:

Wouldn ...

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August 12, 2009 - A Guest Blog

November 18, 2011

We were fortunate enough to be connected with this incredible young man, Tristan Williams, through one of our other fabulous guest bloggers. Our friend Tristan was diagnosed with MS at the age of 19, and decided to launch a support ...

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Don't Rush the 2nd Act - Van DiBernardo

November 9, 2011

Words of wisdom and advice from our dear friend and guest blogger, Van DiBernardo. We are so thankful for him to share his positive, inspiring outlook on life and MS:

Michael J. Fox was 29 years old when he was ...

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2 Degrees of Separation - A Guest Blog

November 4, 2011

We are excited to feature another post from our guest blogger, designer Van DiBernardo. Former DKNY shoe designer and inspiring MSer, he is in the process of designing a fashionable cooling vest which will help exacerbate MS heat intolerance. Van ...

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Cross Channel Swim to Erase MS - A Guest Blog

October 25, 2011

The time is always right to go after a goal you wish to accomplish, whether it be for yourself or even in honor of a beloved one! In the midst of that goal, it is important to recognize we touch ...

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MS Expressed Through Art - A Guest Blog

October 21, 2011

Art inspires people and allows us to share our emotions and experiences in a unique way. Our amazing guest blogger, Janelle Logan, shares with us a power piece of art that embodies her emotions and experiences of her MS diagnosis ...

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Multiple Sclerosis, A Manly Disease? - A Guest Blog

October 20, 2011

We are happy to have Ricardo, one of our awesome guest bloggers, share his experience with MS through a male’s perspective:

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable neurological disease that affects an estimated 400,000 people in the United States ...

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Sarah's Story - A Guest Blog

October 5, 2011

We met Sarah through Twitter and were very impressed with her own blog, so we asked her to share her story on our blog:

For me the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. has been anything but typical from what I understand ...

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Diet and Lifestyle to Help You Thrive with MS, Part 5 - Breathing. - A Guest Blog

September 28, 2011


In August, we introduced you to Laurie, a health & wellness coach specializing in helping those with chronic illness and fatigue. This week we are so excited to share her fifth installment of her diet and lifestyle series:


A few weeks ...

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Jennifer's Story - A Guest Blog

September 21, 2011

We first met Jennifer when she won one of our Facebook contests. (She won the shirt she is pictured wearing!) We were so impressed to learn she has Multiple Sclerosis but runs half marathons! We wanted to hear more of ...

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FREE CLASS - Diet and Nutrition for Multiple Sclerosis

September 15, 2011

Our very own guest blogger, Laurie Erdman, will be teaching a FREE CLASS in which she will discuss how an anti-inflammatory diet can help reverse fatigue and create a thriving life with MS. She will also cover how to best ...

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Polar Products is Helping Us ERASE MS!

September 14, 2011

If you have recently taken a look at our store you may have noticed a brand new item – the “Erase MS” Orange Paisley Quick Cool Scarf from our new Orange Campaign partner – Polar Products. They will be donating 20% of ...

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2012 Race to Erase MS Gala Sneak Peek!

September 13, 2011

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Diet and Lifestyle to Help You Thrive with MS, Part 4 - Bodywork. - A Guest Blog

September 12, 2011

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Havana Central Fundraiser Starts Today! (Orange Mojitos to ERASE MS)

September 5, 2011

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Man Walks From Massachusetts to California to Raise MS Awareness!

September 1, 2011

Our readers brought it to our attention that a man is walking from Winchester, Massachusetts to San Diego to raise Multiple Sclerosis awareness! The man, Stephen Homesey, has already made it to Northwest Arkansas, where 40/29 News picked up ...

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Driving Forces - A Guest Blog

August 30, 2011

In July, we introduced you to Van DiBernardo, a former DKNY designer & MS patient. Here is his second guest blog:

Driving Forces

Some of us are drivers, some are passengers – but in one way we are all the same: we ...

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Diet and Lifestyle to Help You Thrive with MS, Part 3 - Meditation. A Guest Blog

August 25, 2011

This month we introduced you to Laurie, a health & wellness coach specializing in helping those with chronic illness and fatigue. This week we are so excited to share her third installment of her diet and lifestyle series:

When it comes ...

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MS Minute 5 is Out!

August 24, 2011

We are so excited to share MS Minute 5Progressive MS & Viruses as MS Triggers, an interview with Dr. Dennis Bourdette! Dr. Dennis Bourdette serves as the chairman of the Department of Neurology and director of the Multiple Sclerosis and ...

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Diet and Lifestyle to Help You Thrive with MS, Part 2 - Diet. A Guest Blog

August 19, 2011


Last week we introduced you to Laurie, a health & wellness coach specializing in helping those with chronic illness and fatigue. This week we are so excited to share her second installment of her diet and lifestyle series:

There are several ...

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Optimize Your Diet AND Erase Multiple Sclerosis

August 15, 2011

On Friday we shared with you a post from Laurie, a chronic wellness coach. She touched on “food as medicine,” and soon she will thoroughly discuss diet as a way to manage Multiple Sclerosis symptoms.

We hope Laurie will inspire ...

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Diet and Lifestyle to Help You Thrive with MS, Part 1 – Why? A Guest Blog

August 12, 2011


Last week we introduced you to Laurie, a health & wellness coach specializing in helping those with chronic illness and fatigue. This week we are so excited to share her first installment of her diet and lifestyle series:






Food as medicine ...

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New Party Invitations to Erase MS!

August 10, 2011

We are ready for fall, now that the creative crew over at Invitation Consultants has released their latest seasonal designs! Order any of the party invites below and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Nancy Davis Foundation! We hope ...

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Orange Mojitos for Multiple Sclerosis

August 9, 2011

Mark it on your calendar…

We are so excited to share that our friends at Havana Central Restaurant will be helping us ERASE MS with Orange Mojitos September 5th – September 11th! During that week they will be donating 50% of ...

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Laurie's Story - A Guest Blog

August 5, 2011


This is our first guest blog of many from Laurie, a health coach with MS. Hear her story here and come back as she’ll be sharing lifestyle and health tips for those with chronic illness. Now, onto Laurie’s ...

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Give Your Jar of Pennies to Multiple Sclerosis Research

August 3, 2011

Do you put your daily loose change in a jar and watch it slowly add up? Or are you more likely to let it jingle around in the bottom of your purse, or even leave it in your jeans?

Regardless ...

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"I Have MS, Janelle-Type" - A Guest Blog

August 1, 2011

It happened unexpectedly, as most revelations do. I was flipping through the TV channels and landed on a documentary of Charlotte Garside, the world’s smallest girl. Her parents were on a quest to learn what type of primordial dwarfism ...

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Baking for Good is Baking for MS!

July 29, 2011

Your sweet tooth can now help fund Multiple Sclerosis research thanks to our partners at Baking for Good! How, you ask? Here’s how:

Baking for Good is an online bakery with a social mission: each purchase of its delicious ...

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Invitation Consultants Supports MS Year Round!

July 27, 2011

The month of May is Multiple Sclerosis awareness month, but that’s not stopping our partners at Invitation Consultants from bringing (much needed) attention to the disease year-round.

Last week they all wore orange to show their support!

We love ...

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Guest Blogging Series & "MS Under a Microscope"

July 21, 2011

We hope you have been enjoying our guest bloggers’ personal stories – we certainly have!

Keep checking back as we’ll have more authentic voices from the MS Community. Some upcoming entries will be from mothers with MS, mothers whose daughters ...

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"Heat, Design, & Disease" - A Guest Blog

July 14, 2011

Our second guest blog post comes from Van DiBernardo, a former DKNY designer & MS patient. Here is his story:

Heat, Design, & Disease

As a shoe designer for Donna Karan, I was in perpetual motion: Designing, prototyping, overseeing the production of ...

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"How I Got My Reading Groove Back" - A Guest Blog

July 7, 2011

Our first guest blog comes from Ricardo V. – we are so excited he shared his story with us. If anyone else is interested in being a guest blogger, please email social@erasems.org. Now onto Ricardo’s story:

How I ...

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Winners of "I have MS, MS Does Have Me" Essay Contest Announced

June 27, 2011

The winners of our “I have MS, MS Does Not Have Me” essay contest are Jessica Riddle (1st), Ashley (2nd) and Amanda West (3rd) !! Big congrats to these lovely ladies and a big thank you to everyone who entered!

Jessica ...

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Pushing Forward with Multiple Sclerosis

June 24, 2011

Our friends at Bioness brought this great article to our attention: Pushing Forward with Multiple Sclerosis. It shares the story of a woman who took back her life and mobility by overcoming foot drop. She now works out three times ...

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Multiple Sclerosis is Like Improv

June 23, 2011

Our friends at WebMD have a great blog post our today titled, Cancer is Like Improv.. After reading it we think Multiple Sclerosis is a lot like improv too! We’re sharing Jennifer Goodman Linn’s post below, but replacing ...

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Calling All MS Bloggers

June 22, 2011

Do you have Multiple Sclerosis, know someone who does, or have been affected by the disease? (I.e. if Multiple Sclerosis has touched your life in some form.) Then we want to hear from you! We are looking for guest ...

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Vote for Your Favorite "I have MS, MS Does not Have Me" Essay!

June 15, 2011

This month we are letting our supporters share their personal stories of overcoming Multiple Sclerosis in the form of a short essay. Essays have been submitted through our Facebook page. We have enjoyed reading all of the entries – each and ...

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Nancy Davis to be Featured in WebMD Magazine!

March 18, 2011

The April/May isse of WebMD magazine features the article, “Designs on a Cure.” The article discusses Tommy Hilfiger’s longstanding involvement with the Nancy Davis Foundation and the Race to Erase MS Gala. Hilfiger has been a board member ...

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Coming Soon...

October 29, 2010

Check back to get updates on what we are up to!

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