A Letter From Our President and Founder

Walk MS Roanoke – April 13, 2024

Dear MS Alliance Community,

I am thrilled to invite you to be a part of something special. The MS Alliance of Virginia is forming a team for the upcoming MS Society Walk, and we would be honored to have you join us.

As you may know, the MS Alliance does not typically solicit funds from those affected by MS. However, we’ve come up with a solution that allows us to contribute to the National MS Society without asking you to make a sacrifice, or divert funds from our small, non-funded nonprofit. Our idea is simple: instead of a few people giving a lot, we want to create a large team where each person gives just a little.

Our goal is to demonstrate our unity and strength as a community. We believe that by coming together, each making a small contribution, we can make a significant difference. 

We suggest a one-time donation of $10 when joining our team. However, if this isn’t possible for you, please let us know. Our commitment is to ensure that we raise at least $10 for each team member. We want to stress that no one should sacrifice their personal needs to make a donation. 

We’re delighted to share that Tina Allis has volunteered to be our walk team captain. With her leadership, and the help of other volunteers, we’re confident we can build a large, strong team.

In addition to the walk, we’ve planned some fun activities. This will be a great chance for everyone to connect, share experiences, and create lasting memories.

To join our team, please follow the attached link. We’re excited to walk alongside you, showing our strength through numbers, and making a big impact together. Contact msav4hope@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

Thank you for considering this invitation. With your participation, we can show the MS Society the strength of the MS Alliance of Virginia.


Best Regards,

MS Alliance of Virginia
Suzanne Oconnell
President/Founder with MS



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Our Mission Statement

Provide programs, events, activities and services for people living with MS in Southwest Virginia and the surrounding areas, including veterans.

Educate and empower people with MS, their care partners, friends and family. We will guide people to organizations that may be able to assist with their needs.

Contribute to awareness in the community, including educational programs to young people, first responders and community organizations.

Encourage and expand support groups to include assisted-living facilities, homebound people and help others start upbeat groups like ours.

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