October 13, 2016

Mission & Vision

image1Mission Statement:
The Susana Viera Multiple Sclerosis Foundation promotes awareness, education, and resources to serve the Portuguese-speaking community in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Vision Statement:
To build awareness through effective communication to the Portuguese-speaking communities; to educate through training and social media; to increase access to resources for those affected by MS (patients and families) in the Portuguese-speaking community.

Description:
A group of citizens working in the healthcare/social services industry seeking to educate and provide support to the English and Portuguese speaking community of southeastern Massachusetts. The organization was started by a small group of professionals who wanted to educate and support people with neurological diseases like Multiple Sclerosis. One of the founders, Susana P. Viera, a Nurse Practitioner, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis approximately one year prior to the realization of the foundation and its mission.

General Information:
Today the Foundation asks that you or your company help us reach our goal of raising funds to support its mission and also contribute to the annual Dartmouth MS Walk-A-Thon held annually for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The funds raised at the educational event will not only be used for future education and out-reach programs for those with MS and other neurological illnesses but also allow for more people to join the movement and stomp out MS.

Goals:
Development of support groups, dissemination of educational materials, fundraising initiatives to support the foundation and its programs, scholarships for those students affected by MS.