Team MS Run the US
Join this team of dedicated individuals who have been running & fundraising for a cure to multiple sclerosis since 2009!
Our team is inspired by the spirit and life of Jill Kumlien, the mother of MS Run the US, Inc. Founder - Ashley Kumlien. Jill has been graciously living with multiple sclerosis since 1980, and is a daily shining example of gratitiude & positivity.
We run to fundraise to support MS research through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in an effort to contribute to a cure. We run to inspire those around us to do more within our communities. And we run because we can.
MS Run the US, Inc. Mission Statement
MS Run the US, Inc. 501(c)3 is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support multiple sclerosis (MS) research while inspiring others to get involved in the fight against MS. Our endurance events focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle while inspiring individuals around the nation to maximize their capabilities and become active in their communities to help those in need.
The MS Run the US, Inc. Purpose
The numbers of cases of MS are increasing daily—and nobody is immune. MS does not discriminate; it affects men, women, and children, and impacts over 400,000 Americans and 2.5 million individuals worldwide.
MS Run the US, Inc. Overview
MS Run the US, Inc. was founded in 2009 by Wisconsin native Ashley Kumlien. Inspired by her mother Jill Kumlien – who has lived with MS since 1980 - Ashley created MS Run the US, Inc. to raise national disease awareness and funds to further MS research. All donation proceeds support research through The National MS Society.
The inaugural athletic fundraising event for the charity took place in 2010 when Founder of the charity, Ashley Kumlien, ran 3,200 miles across America from San Francisco, CA to New York, NY. The 2010 event raised nearly $60,000 in donation dollars, but garnished immeasurable amounts of community awareness and support.