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The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides a comprehensive approach to helping people with MS maintain their health and well-being.  We offer programming and support to keep them self-sufficient and their homes safe, while our educational programs heighten public awareness and promote understanding about the disease. 

Our resources assist people who have MS, their families and caregivers, regional support groups, and healthcare professionals. Access to our programs and services is available through our interactive web site or our national, toll-free helpline staffed by caring caseworkers and peer counselors. Our priority is to serve with empathy, resourcefulness and responsibility.

All MSF services, as well as information, literature and subscriptions to our publications are provided free of charge.  The MSF neither sells memberships nor requires participation in fund-raising activities by individuals or support groups. 

The MSF is a service-based, non-profit organization. With national headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the MSF serves the nation from one central location.  By eliminating the need for branch offices, we are able to maintain a more cost-effective and efficient operation while maintaining the highest quality service.   Networking with independent, grassroots organizations gives us a local presence in communities around the nation.

Established in 1986, the MSF is a publicly funded 501(c)3 organization.  The MSF follows established accounting procedures and is audited annually by an independent CPA firm.  Financial information such as an annual IRS form 990, audited financial statements, and the 501(c)3 determination letter are accessible on the Financials (link) page. Funds raised by the MSF go directly into services designed to improve the quality of life for people with MS.

The MSF strives to provide objective, unbiased information. The MSF's website contains no advertising.

The MSF participates in the Combined Federal Campaign. Combined Federal Campaign ID: 11373



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Unless otherwise specified, all medical content is compiled by MSF staff and reviewed for accuracy by a member of our Medical Advisory Board.

The MSF strives to present clear and unbiased information. This site is partially funded through a grant from Bayer Healthcare, LLC.

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