Fundraising

Where the Money Goes

The funds you raise support cutting-edge research as well as programs and services for people affected by MS. Each dollar makes a difference, and as we work together to raise money, our efforts add up to fund critical services and programs that drive our mission forward. From addressing basic needs to supporting wide-scale research efforts, your fundraising really does make a difference. Here’s a sample of your fundraising dollars at work:

$50: could provide round-trip transportation to a medical appointment

$100: could help purchase a walker or shower chair

$250: could fund a transport chair, accessible transportation to a medical appointment, or a portable ramp

$500: could help fund a college scholarship for a high school senior who is living with MS or whose parent is living with MS

$1,000: could pay for a hospital bed, half of a standard chair lift, or utility or rental assistance to two people living with MS

$43,000: could fund a research grant (average cost)

Each Challenge Walk MS participant takes on two challenges — the physical challenge of walking and the philanthropic challenge of raising at least $750 to move us closer to a world free of MS. Raising $750 can seem intimidating, but once you get started, you’ll be surprised by how easy it is. The easiest way to raise funds is to customize your personal webpage and share it with everyone you know! Get started in your Participant Center now!

Prizes and fundraising clubs

You can earn some great prizes and join our elite fundraising clubs for raising money for Challenge Walk MS!

Five ways to maximize online fundraising

  1. Make it personal. On your Personal Page and in e-mails, share your story and connection to multiple sclerosis.
  2. Update your content regularly to give donors something new to experience every time they come to your Personal Page.
  3. Having trouble managing your online campaign? Check the detailed help menus or contact us for assistance at 800-582-5296. 
  4. Schedule a few minutes every week to thank donors who’ve contributed to your campaign and remind others that you haven’t heard from them.
  5. Have fun with it. You can keep in touch with your friends and family to keep them involved in the growing movement to end MS.