WE ARE THE MS
MOVERS & SHAKERS

We are young professionals in Charlotte, NC working to increase awareness, educate the community, and engage our peers in the fight against MS

Upcoming Events

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    Bike MS

    Oct 18, 2014

    North and South Carolina

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    Great Gatsby Gala

    Aug 06, 2014

    Charlotte, NC

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    Walk MS Charlotte

    May 17, 2014

    Charlotte, NC

Past Events


Thanks to everyone who attended Bike MS!

We try to grow our membership and live up to the lofty ambitions in our mission statement by hosting quarterly events. Each event typically offers a unique combination of the following components.

  • Fun
  • Fundraising
  • Networking
  • MS Awareness & Education
  • Chapter Volunteer Opportunity Awareness
  • Awareness & Participation in the Chapter's Flagship Events
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Bike MS

Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach is a two-day cycling event organized by the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National MS Society. This ride is one of longest standing non-profit events of its kind in the Carolinas with an average of 1,500 cyclists, 400 volunteers and countless supporters and spectators participating each year. The ride raises funds to support people living with multiple sclerosis in North and South Carolina and throughout the United States. 

Click here to register

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Great Gatsby Gala

Thanks for your interest in this year’s Great Gatsby Gala – a 1920’s themed black tie, costumed fundraiser to benefit the MS Society.  The Great Gatsby Gala is known for live jazz music, dancing, expansive silent auction, and a gourmet assortment of hors d’oeuvres, provided by Charlotte’s finest restaurants.


Visit our Corporate Sponsorship page to learn more about supporting the event and our Table Sponsorship page to learn more about attending in style with your own VIP Table.

Click here to register

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Walk MS Charlotte

What if we could connect every person living with MS? Every person who cares about someone with MS. Every family affected by it. Everyone who has seen what this disease can do to people. What if we could come together, even one day a year, to show the power of our connections? At Walk MS, our connections become more powerful than the connections MS destroys.

Address: 4400 Sharon Rd.

Registration: 8:00am

Walk Begins: 10:00am

Route Length: 1-4 miles

Click here to register

Check out photos from our past events

The Next Generation:

Leading The Movement to create a world free of MS.

In 2009, the idea to get young people engaged within the MS Society's Greater Carolinas Chapter came alive when a board of directors was formed and began to create the structure for what has now become the MS Movers & Shakers, a young professionals group for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

We are young professionals, ages 21-40, who want to actively get involved in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. The MS Movers & Shakers are governed by a board whose role is to set goals, approve events, and oversee overall mission of the group. We believe the best way to ensure a long-term, sustainable commitment to the ongoing fight against MS is to train leaders in each generation who are willing to individually take up the cause and fight for the awareness, education, fundraising, advocacy, and other efforts needed to one day find the cure.

You're not alone

The number one thing we strive to communicate to young professionals affected by MS is – You’re Not Alone. Many people choose to become involved with the MS Movers & Shakers because they or a loved one are affected by MS, so by attending group activities, you will make friends who are willing to share their own stories of struggle, triumph and perseverance.

We recognize that it may be fearsome or intimidating for young professionals who are newly diagnosed (or have loved ones who have been recently diagnosed) to attend MS Society events and interact with wonderful people who are facing the challenges of advanced/progressive MS. When you get involved with the MS Movers & Shakers group, you will meet vibrant and energetic young professionals who can empathize and share stories about their own struggles with MS.

We need your help.

Be a part of something great

& join the movement.

become a member

Members can join MS Movers & Shakers for an annual membership fee of $20. Membership benefits include:

  • • An MS Society orientation
  • • Orange MS Awareness bracelet
  • • Reduced fees for MS Society and Movers & Shakers events
  • • Leadership training via group seminars
  • • Access to committees where you can help plan events and take on leadership roles
  • • Newsletter with updates on your local chapter
  • • The opportunity to network with other young professionals who want to make a difference

become a volunteer

Members and non-members alike can join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook to be notified about upcoming opportunities to get involved, including:

  • • Volunteer/Community Service
  • • Attend Educational Events about MS
  • • Attend Fundraising Events
  • • Attend Networking/Social Events

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