Skydiving for Multiple Sclerosis

As many of you know, Ellen McPhillips is a dedicated teacher, wife, mother of two, breast cancer survivor, traveler and activist. 

Unfortunately, our mom also suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, an autoimmune disease affecting millions of people globally. There is still no cure for MS, the cause is unknown, and treatments are limited.

This disease has not slowed her down. Instead, Ellen has been active in fighting the disease within the MS community through walks, fundraisers and, most recently, as a lobbyist for the National MS Society in Washington D.C., where she spoke with state representatives and senators about how to best represent their constituents living with MS.

In addition to this work, Ellen is an avid adventurer. When she's not traveling to visit her daughter in Vietnam or Finland, she's usually looking for the nearest zipline or thrill ride.  So, for her 66th birthday this year, she will be active in her support of the National MS Society in another way... sky diving! With the help of Skydive Saratoga, Ellen will be jumping out of a plane on June 16, 2018 to raise money for the National MS Society.

Please consider donating to support her in this adventure and in support of the National MS Society, whose mission is to ensure that "People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever". Our goal is to raise $1000 before her birthday on June 23rd. All donations will go the National MS Society and, if we hit our goal, Ellen will upload the video of her jump. Thank you for your support!
  • Sue McPhillips 
    • $100 
    • 40 mos
  • Jessalyn Hampton 
    • $10 
    • 40 mos
  • Rick Cunningham 
    • $50 
    • 40 mos
  • Suzanne Sinicropi-Wallace 
    • $25 
    • 40 mos
  • Cathy Nardone 
    • $25 
    • 40 mos
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Ellen Trombley McPhillips 
Lake George, NY
National MS Society 
Registered nonprofit
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