b'streaming on Zoom. At every meeting theyAquestionaskedbyagroupthatwas do group exercises, cognitive games, andleaving another organization to affiliate with provide emotional support. MS Focus, was: is fundraising mandatory? Jill Boyd, leader of The Anchorage EveningThe simple answer is No, but of course, its always MS Support Group,in Anchorage, Alaska.welcomed. Ever since we were established in This group meets monthly via Zoom. While1986, MSFocus: the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation the group remains small, Jill tries to keep themhas been funded by the public. Funds raised by engaged with speakers or open discussionsthe Foundation go directly towards services on various topics. designed to improve the quality of life for Cynthia Lyons from the Joyous Living Faithpeople with MS. In short, we need you to help Partners MS Support Group, in Miami, Fla.us help you. Cynthiasgroupmeetsin-personmonthlyIn closing, one of the points brought up by and also has outings for various celebrations.the group was that many people no longer The church held a special envelope collectionlike the term support group, and instead during March Awareness and MS Focusprefer names representing self-help groups. received more than $4,500 as a result. ThisSomegroupshavealreadychangedtheir group was in the MS Focus Summer 2023names to reect that. Whatever you call your issue in a Giving Back article. They are alsogroup, and wherever you are located, thank featured on the back cover of People Healthyou so very much for all you do. You are magazines Fall/Winter 2023 issue. certainly volunteers extraordinaires.Please welcome these newly affiliated groups: Denver West on MS Self-Help GroupLakewood, Colo.Leader: David Pueger DDooyyoouuffeeeelltthheenneeeeddttoottaallkk?? Consider joining one of the many support groups that are affiliated with MS Focus. Visit our website at msfocus.org, contact us at 888-673-6287, or email supportgroups@msfocus.org to nd the support group nearest to you. We are always here for you.Increase Your Impactand Save!The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation has an exciting new way of saying thanks to our sustaining donors33 msfocusmagazine.org'