Our Friend, MS Dreams, Has A Chance To Win $25,000 to Make MS Dreams Come True
Posted Jul 19 2010 12:23pm
Here at the MRF, it seems like our community is always expanding and growing to incorporate individuals who share our goal. And one of the newest groups to join the MRF community is MS Dreams, a nonprofit organization that is also fighting for people with MS.
Multiple Sclerosis Dreams, Inc. based in Cortland, Ohio is a new organization that will bring hope and excitement to many people living with multiple sclerosis. They are a nonprofit organization that relies on donations and grants to fund life changing dreams for MS patients. Right now, in fact, they are in the process of getting one of the Pepsi Refresh Project grants to fund their mission.
As one of the 1,000 submissions accepted to the Pepsi Refresh Project, MS Dreams will compete against the other applicants during the month of August for a $25,000 grant. They want to use this money to help make dreams come true for people with multiple sclerosis. However, the grant process has a special twist. Pepsi is requiring that the grants be given to the most popular (via votes by the public) applicant ideas. The top 10 voted ideas/charities will receive the grant which gives MS Dreams a 1 in 28 chance to win. To be sure they get the needed daily votes, make sure you check out their page and vote for their idea. Voting for them on a daily basis can mean that a person with a dream and who suffers from MS may find that it can come true because of this generous and inspiring organization. In addition, as an incentive to get others to spread the word and help get people signed up for their voting reminders, MS Dreams, along with their partners, Body Logique and The REAL Color of America, are offering a $25 restaurant gift card and an autographed copy of Norma Jean’s Sun. To sign up and enter for a chance to win these gifts, visit this site .
However, it is not only the Pepsi grant that MS Dreams is involved with. In October, Sandi Selvi, a comedian who has MS, will be heading northeast to Ohio to be the headliner at a fund raising dinner and comedy night hosted by MS Dreams. The event is still in the planning stages but will include a Chinese Auction, Dinner, 50/50 Raffle and several comedians that will lead up to an appearance by Sandi Selvi. On top of this function, MS Dreams is also dreaming up an iPhone app for people with MS. It will have features that include a geotracker for finding people with MS in your area, a blog feed with blog updates from sites like the MRF and Wheelchair Kamikaze and an entertainment section having to do with MS.
MS Dreams is a truly wonderful addition to our community. We can’t thank them enough for their support and wish to send our support for their new and future endeavors. You can visit their website , follow them on Twitter , and “Like” them on Facebook .