~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation are service-oriented organizations and do not contribute to MS Research. They both have great programs to assist patients with specific needs.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Myelin Repair Foundation and the Nancy Davis Foundation contribute their funds exclusively to MS Research. The Myelin Repair Foundation spent $665,553 for administrative and fundraising costs, while the Nancy Davis Foundation spent $814,151 for the same.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Accelerated Cure Project and the Montel Williams MS Foundation contribute funds to education, awareness and MS Research. Neither organization provides financial assistance to patients, however the Accelerated Cure Project makes a great deal of information available to patients through their website, news forum, and extensive database.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The numbers presented above come from the Fiscal Year 2007 which ends on September 30, 2008 in most cases. Fiscal Year 2008 has yet to end.