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 a round-trip taxi to medical appointment

$100: could purchase a walker or shower chair

$250: could fund a transport chair; round-trip wheelchair ride to 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; 1/2 of a standard chair lift; 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 $1,500 to move us closer to a world free of MS. Raising $1,500 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!

Celebration Club

All Challenge Walk MS participants are important to the mission of driving research for a cure. Celebration Club members are those individuals who go an extra mile and secure $2,500 or more in pledges. If you want to become a Celebration Club member, contact the Wisconsin Chapter and we’ll work with you every step of the way to help you achieve your goal. For assistance with fundraising, call 800-242-3358 or e-mail info.wisMS@nmss.org.

WIG 2013 Celebration ClubCelebration Club Levels and Benefits

Gold - $10,000 or more

  • Challenge Walk MS commemorative wearable
  • Challenge Walk MS complimentary registration for the following year
  • Challenge Walk MS commemorative keepsake
  • Silver - $5,000 to $9,999

  • Challenge Walk MS commemorative wearable
  • Challenge Walk MS commemorative keepsake
  • Bronze - $2,500 to $4,999

  • Challenge Walk MS commemorative wearable
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