Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 6629 MSFocus Summer 2016 BRIGHTER TOMORROW GRANT Making Dreams Come True Each year, the MSF makes dreams come true for individuals with MS through the Brighter Tomorrow Grant. The goal of this national program is to provide goods or services to improve quality of life for those living with MS by enhancing safety, self-sufficiency, comfort, or well-being. In the past, recipients of the Brighter Tomorrow Grant have received adaptive sports equipment, appliances, televisions, furniture, tires, hobby supplies, musical instruments, partial scholarships for the MSF Cruise for a Cause® , and more. Those who applied in the past and were not grant recipients are encouraged to reapply. Previous recipients of the Brighter Tomorrow Grant are ineligible.Applications are confidential and will be reviewed by the grant committee. Recipients will be notified in December. OFFICIAL GUIDELINES TO APPLY Applicants are asked to provide basic personal and financial information, along with a brief essay of one page or less to describe their wish and how the grant might help them to have “a brighter tomorrow.” Grant applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: • Applicant must be diagnosed with MS, or be the parent of a minor with MS. • Applicant must be over the age of 18. • Applicant must have no existing financial net (such as Medicaid or private insurance) to cover the request. • Applicant grants the MSF the right to use their name and photograph for promotional purposes associated with this grant. • Applicant must agree to sign a waiver of liability. • Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States. • Application must be postmarked/time-stamped on or before Sept. 1. • Request must be for specific goods or services. • If the cost of the request exceeds $1,000 dollars, the application will automatically be disqualified. • Requests for cash, medications, or items currently available through the MSF Assistive Technology, Cooling, Computer, or Health and Wellness programs will not be considered. Send your completed application to: Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, BTG Committee, 6520 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Applications can also be submitted online at: