Mission Statement

Team Chrissy, NFP was founded to help individuals in the Greater Chicagoland Area who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (“MS”) and their caring families.

Team Chrissy is a resource for people who are dealing with MS by people who are dealing with MS.  It is dedicated to raise awareness of MS and provide critical information to those newly diagnosed who deal with MS on a daily basis.

Team Chrissy is committed to providing support to those who may need financial assistance and will be actively engaged in community awareness and outreach for this debilitating disease.

Team Chrissy will be steadfast in helping to find a cure for MS through the awarding of financial grants to nationally recognized MS research institutes. 

 

About Team Chrissy

The roots of Team Chrissy go back to the Spring of 2005 when a small group of family and friends gathered together at the MS Walk in Chicago in support of Christina Bober, who was newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 22.

Christina, or Chrissy as she likes to be called, has since gone through many ups and downs, most of the time struggling through normal every day activities as she contends with her affliction.  She has been diagnosed with secondary progressive MS and currently has a team of doctors that provide treatment at both the University of Chicago Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic.  Throughout her struggle, Chrissy has been able to persevere.  She successfully completed a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (PharmD) at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois in 2009 and currently works for Cardinal Health Systems in Westmont, Illinois as a Pharmacist.

Through word of mouth, Team Chrissy has since grown to more than 175 people – family, friends, and new acquaintances – each helping in their own way. Through their efforts, Team Chrissy has been able to raise over $30,000 to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  This has been accomplished through MS charity walks, participation in MS charity softball tournaments, and Team Chrissy’s very-own annual golf outing.

Team Chrissy had decided to re-focus its efforts in a new direction, and as of February 2011, Team Chrissy officially became Team Chrissy, NFP, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation.  Team Chrissy is now taking on a different responsibility for MS.  This decision was made after seeing the struggles that Chrissy has gone through physically, emotionally, and financially.

 

tEAM CHRISSY in the news

October 28, 2014 – SouthTown Star
October 27, 2014 – Orland Park Prairie
June 18, 2013 – Riverside – Brookfield Landmark
May 9, 2011 – SouthTown Star
April 6, 2011 – Berwyn Life

 

to donate

Team Chrissy relies on the generosity of individuals in the Chicagoland community who support our efforts in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. All donations are used to provide assistance to families in the Chicagoland area who have been affected by this disease. If you are interested in making a difference in the fight against MS, we encourage you to make a donation to Team Chrissy, NFP.

Team Chrissy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation, and all donations are tax deductable.

1. PayPal:

You can donate online via PayPal. A PayPal account is not required.

2. By Check:

You can mail a check payable to Team Chrissy NFP at:

Team Chrissy NFP
1734 Eagles Landing North
Manteno, IL 60950

If your company or employer offers matching funds on charitable donations, please consider Team Chrissy NFP. Mail your company’s matching funds form along with your check to the address above.

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