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Making an online donation is easy, safe, and saves time and paper

Make an E-pledge:

Step 1: Click on the Walk MS location (below) where your friend, family member, or co-worker is walking.
Step 2:   Select “Search for a participant” to donate directly to your friend, family member or co-worker. (The only way to have your name listed on the fundraising honor roll of the person you donate to is to e-pledge them directly as a participant).
Select “Search for a team” to donate to the team your friend, family member or co-worker. (If you donate to a team, your pledge dollars will not count toward a specific participant’s total, and your name will not appear on the fundraising honor roll).
Step 3: Enter the participant or team name and click the button below it.

Step 4:  
  • A list of matches will appear.
  • Select the correct participant or team name.
    • To donate to the participant, click on the participant name.
    • To donate to the team, click on the team name.
  • You will be taken to the participant or team web page.

Please note: If your friend, family member or co-worker is not yet registered, their name will not come up in the search.

Step 5: Click on the "Donate to _____" link in the box on top of the thermometer. 
Step 6: Complete the gift to create a world free of MS.

 Questions? Call the Development Department at 1-800-344-4867 (press 2).

Many companies have matching gift and volunteer incentive programs to maximize their financial contributions to non-profit organizations. This means they will match their employees’ donations to non-profits, increasing your fundraising total and bringing us closer to a world free of MS. Check for eligibility by visiting
Walk MS Southern Chautauqua (formerly Jamestown Walk MS)

Make a Donation By Mail:

To make a donation by check, make the check payable to “Walk MS [site name]” (ex: Walk MS Buffalo) and mail it to the address below. In the memo section of the check, be sure to include the name of the participant you are supporting. DO NOT send cash.

Mail Donations To:

National MS Society Walk MS Headquarters
1650 South Ave., Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14620

Where the Dollars Go

The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS NOW. The Upstate New York Chapter raises critical funds for MS research, and provides hundreds of comprehensive support services and educational programs to people living with MS, their family and friends. Click here for more information:




Fundraise with Facebook  

Change your profile picture to a photo of the Walk MS or National MS Society logo. It’s a constant reminder to your Facebook friends that you’re participating in Walk MS and raising funds for the Society. Send a newsfeed story using "Get the Word Out" and your friends can click directly on your status update to donate to you. Share your story of why you walk, and read stories of other participants. View your personalized fundraising badge, which includes a thermometer that keeps track of your fundraising progress and provides an easy way to check real time fundraising status.

Get your Facebook fundraising started today! Post a link on Facebook to the fundraising page in your Participant Center and let folks know how your Walk MS fundraising is going. Send a message through Facebook to all of your friends and spread the word about your fundraising. You never know who has a connection to MS. Here's a great how-to guide on raising funds through Facebook.

How to Email Your Facebook Friends

Facebook limits your messages to 20 people at a time. To send a fundraising or recruitment email to a large audience you should export your Facebook friends’ email addresses into your personal email or Participant Center. Yahoo recently released a new feature that does this for you. Once you’re logged into your Yahoo account, click on “contacts”, and then select the option to import your Facebook friends. Yahoo will take you through a step-by-step process. If you don’t have a Yahoo account, you can create one to get your Facebook contacts, and then export those email address to any email server of your choice.

Stay Up-to-Date on Walk MS News!

Walk MS Upstate New York is on Facebook. Stay updated with the latest event news and photos by joining the Walk MS Upstate New York page on Facebook.

Follow us and help us build our page! Be sure to post comments, share exciting news, and connect with other friends of the chapter.

If you do not already have a Facebook account, sign up for one at

A Guide to Using Social Media – Tips and Tools


National MS Society - Upstate New York Chapter
1650 South Avenue Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14620
585-271-0801 ;

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