The PAUL G. ROGERS DISTINGUISHED ORGANIZATION ADVOCACY AWARD honors a public or private organization that is a strong advocate for medical or health research at the national, state or local level.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the recipient of the Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award, was founded in 1946 and funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, and provides programs and services to help people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) live their best lives. The Society supports research and treatment to stop disease progression, restore function, and end MS forever. Nearly one million people in the United States — more than twice the previously reported number — are living with MS, according to a landmark study. Through its advocacy work, the Society creates opportunities for people affected by MS to raise their voices, let policymakers know what they need, and drive change at the federal, state, and local levels to improve lives.