The Virginia - West Virginia Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS throughout Virginia and West Virginia, as well as three counties in northeastern North Carolina and seven counties in southeastern Kentucky, and raise funds for critical MS research. The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn't. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. We are moving research forward by relentlessly pursuing prevention, treatment and cure. We are moving to reach out and respond to individuals, families and communities living with multiple sclerosis. We are moving politicians and legislation to champion the needs of people with MS through activism, advocacy and influence. We are moving to mobilize the millions of people who want to do something about MS now.