The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of MS. The Society is a 501(c) non-profit organization supported solely by voluntary contributions (but not a United Way agency). It funds more MS research, offers more services for people with MS, and provides more professional education than any other MS organization in the world. The Greater North Jersey Chapter serves Northern New Jersey in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties. It provides over 100 programs and services to over 5,000 people with MS and their families and caregivers, all of whom are dealing daily with the physical and emotional challenges of the disease. It also supports the national research effort. The chapter is a part of the NMSS's 50 state network of chapters.