Flush with joy at reaching the 1000 member mark, we are redoubling our efforts to make this the greatest resource for the Multiple Sclerosis community, with the specific mission of bringing the world of cutting-edge research (and the hope that is inherently embodied in such research) to the masses.
We have two issues to face:
1) How to get the word out
2) How to afford our rising costs, since we do not accept pharmaceutical sponsorships
One simple thing that would accomplish both those goals is providing "This is MS" t-shirts in exchange for a donation. We've had a number of people request this, because in particular, our community's name is VERY appropriate for a T-shirt.
Let me explain: If you are affected by MS in some way, imagine walking down the street and wearing a shirt that says "This is MS"-- you're letting people know that the MS affects all kinds of people, just like you. Hope that makes sense
BUT we have made a great effort to make this a classy site, and this time-honored method of fundraising could be viewed as tacky. So we want to make sure we have your support before we go do this AND that the donation amount requested is reasonable (we of course would make exceptions for people in financial hardship). So please let us know-- would you be interested in a community T-shirt, and if yes, how much would you be willing to donate to the site in exchange for the shirt?