The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Greater New England Chapter is to mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. The mission is supported by five strategies.For nearly 60 years, the Greater New England Chapter has been providing help for today, and hope for tomorrow to nearly 19,000 individuals and families affected by multiple sclerosis in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.During fiscal year 2008 (October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008), an impressive 85 percent of funds raised by the Chapter were spent on the mission. A bare 15 percent of Chapter resources were spent on fund raising and administrative costs. (See the Chapter's most recently filed IRS Form 990.)The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is proud to be a reliable source of accurate and up-to-date information about multiple sclerosis. Our comments are based on professional advice, published experience and expert opinion, but do not represent therapeutic recommendations or prescriptions. For specific information and advice, consult a qualified physician.Any reference to a commercial or non-commercial product, process, service, or company is not an endorsement or recommendation by the National MS Society. The National MS Society is not responsible for the contents of any "off site" Internet information referenced by or linked to the National MS Society web site.The National MS Society does not endorse or recommend products, services, or manufacturers. The National MS Society assumes no liability whatsoever for the use or contents of any product or service mentioned.