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Volunteer: Leaders needed at MS Society

Strong leadership is the foundation for a charitable organization to flourish. Strong leadership is what the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada, Okanagan Chapter needs on its board of directors.

Tracy Tremble, chair of the board is seeking motivated, dedicated volunteers who are able to help develop and nurture strong community relationships. Through these relationships, the MS Society’s goal is to increase its financial growth in the area of fundraising thus increasing its ability to support those with MS.

MS is a progressive neurological disease, usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 to 40 and often affects one’s ability to work and earn a living.

MS is an unpredictable illness with a variety of symptoms. It’s physical, emotional and financial effects last a lifetime. There is no cure for MS.

The Okanagan Chapter is self-supporting and assists people from Peachland to Salmon Arm. It offers financial assistance for fitness programs, access to aids to assist in daily living and social and information programs to encourage people with MS to live their best life possible.

The chapter generates 100 per cent of its revenue from its two annual fundraising events, the MS Walk and the MS Bike Tour, grants and additional donations from individuals, companies and foundations in the community.

The local chapter’s goal is to support those living with MS and to contribute significant funds to research towards ending MS.

Contact Tracy Tremble or Miriam King by calling 250-762-5850 or email info.okanagan@mssociety.ca.

 

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