A Letter From Our Founder

Dear MS Community in Lynchburg….

I am delighted to announce the launch of a new support group in Lynchburg through the MS Alliance! Over the years, we have received numerous requests from individuals in Bedford, Forest, Alta Vista, and the surrounding areas, and we are thrilled to see this come to fruition. We are also excited to introduce Tina Allis, a Speech Language Pathologist at Speechless No More, and a person living with MS, as the Coordinator of the new Lynchburg Virginia MS Alliance Support and Educational Group. Tina brings over 30 years of experience working with individuals of all ages across various settings.

We are privileged to join TG Therapeutics for an educational patient dinner program where they will be unveiling their latest and highly successful MS disease-modifying drug, Briumvi. This event not only provides valuable information but also gives us the perfect opportunity to launch our newest support group.

Whether you are a patient, caregiver, or family member affected by multiple sclerosis, we extend a warm invitation for you to join us. Details regarding the dinner and program can be accessed through the link provided below. Make sure you click on the link below to pre-register for this event. Your presence will be instrumental in fostering a space where we can support and uplift each other.

We are eagerly looking forward to connecting with individuals who truly “get it”- the challenges that come with living with MS. Your participation will play a significant role in making this support group a valuable resource for all involved and strengthen our community, one supportive step at a time.

Look forward to seeing you on June 6 at Milanos in Lynchburg.  

Click HERE for pre-registration and further details.



Suzanne Oconnell
President and Founder of the MS Alliance of Virginia


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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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