GET INVOLVED

How can YOU
make a difference?

Help bring encouragement to the world of MS and beyond.
Whether you create your own fundraiser or attend an event, there
are a variety of ways to get involved and support research.
Look below to see what fits you best!

Our Impact Why MS Research?
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The Trifest for MS occurs annually on Labor Day weekend. No matter your ability, there is a race for you! We offer adult and youth triathlons with varying race distances, as well as a paratriathlete and elite racing divisions. As a part of the Sprint race, we host a Celebrate! Corporate Challenge Relay. We also bring a unique racing opportunity with the Trifesta where you complete 3 races in 2 days. Beyond triathlon, the event includes a 5k walk/run.

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Not available for the Trifest for MS? Consider joining Team Endurance for MS! Our team goes fund-racing in endurance and multi-sporting events across the country while raising funds for MS research.

Learn about Team Endurance for MS

We offer a number of fundraising opportunities - many of which involve racing. We call it ‘fund-racing’. Team Endurance for MS is our flagship fundracing opportunity. With membership, you commit to a fundraising level and gain new friends, earn team swag, and other goodies. Participation can be at any race or event nationwide or at the team’s home race, the Trifest for MS.

You can also go fund-racing without commitment to a pre-determined fundraising level at the Trifest for MS.

We also support fundraising opportunities that don’t involve racing. We’ve had people host restaurant fundraisers, silent auctions, bakery sales, t-shirt campaigns, yard sales, online birthday gives, and more. If you have a fundraising idea, reach out to whitney@researchms.org with your ideas and we’ll see if we can make it happen.

Explore Fundraising Options

Support the power of encouragement. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Trifest for MS and for Team Endurance for MS. Contact Erin Edminister, our Development Director, at erin@researchms.org.

We also offer a silent auction as part of the Trifest for MS and appreciate contributions to the auction. Contact erin@researchms.org for more information.

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities. From community outreach for MS education to supporting youth with special needs, our needs are high. On its own, the Trifest for MS takes 400 volunteer encouragers to help host the event alone!

Find Volunteer Opportunities

Donate to help bring an end to MS. The MS research we support investigates the proteolipid protein that all MS patients have, despite the disease being so unique to each individual. It is our hope, as research is showing, that this protein could be the link to a cure across all MS patients.

You can donate online. We also work with individuals and organizations to support endowments, memorials and planning giving. We also offer a silent auction as part of the Trifest for MS and appreciate contributions to the auction.

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TEAM ENDURANCE FOR MS
Hear why our members endure in the name of MS research.
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Erin Baker

Team Member

It’s a really great feeling knowing that while you’re having fun racing and building friendships, you’re also raising money for an amazing cause.

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Jeff Spencer

Team Member

Almost 6 years ago, we joined the Rampy’s and other friends as Jo completed a small triathlon. Jo crossing the finish line was such an encouragement for all….and that encouragement continues. Team Endurance for MS is a fun way to support great people and a good cause when we compete in Ironman or Ultra events. Win-Win-Win…now that is encouraging!

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Morgan Chaffin

Pro Triathlete

When I met Scott several years ago at Ironman Branson I was immediately drawn by his kindness and generosity. A couple of years later I was contacted by Scott. He told me about Trifest and introduced me to his beautiful and caring wife, Jo Rampy. Encouraged by their passion I was truly inspired to help them launch Team Endurance for MS! Being involved with this fundraising project has helped me grow as a person. It’s inspired me to think outside of the box and reach goals I thought weren’t possible. Life and beyond. It’s a great joy to be a part of Team Endurance for MS! I’m looking forward to watching the team grow in 2017!

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Adam Dawson

Triathlete & Team Member

Scott and Jo welcomed me to the team with open arms and I immediately felt like family.
Their love for each other, for the community, and never-say-die attitude inspired me to do triathlons, not just for myself but for a purpose – cure MS! I am grateful to the Rampy’s for reminding me what is important in life; not winning, not money, not cool stuff. It’s family, friends, compassion, and love.