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About Bears Against MS

If you'd like to know a little more about Bears Against MS, you've come to the right place.

My name is Valerie Sewell and
Bears Against MS is the part of my company, VM Gifts, that I formed to combine my two special interests - bears, especially Charlie Bears, Boyds bears, and some artist bears, and my work as a volunteer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (I am proud to have been one of the first inductees into the Mid Florida Chapter's Volunteer Hall of Fame).
Bears Against MS

Your purchase of any bear from BAMS helps support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

I donate a portion of my profit each year to the National MS Society and every adoption helps. So if you ever buy a bear from me, thank you for joining the movement to create a world free of multiple sclerosis.

You can use the National MS Society link to the right to find out more about multiple sclerosis, current research, events, programs and the work of the National MS Society.

National MS Society
BAMS Adoption Certificate

Each bear purchased from Bears Against MS comes with something special - a BAMS Adoption Certificate. You won't find this anywhere else.

When I started Bears Against MS back in 2002, I specialized in secondary market Boyds bears. However, in 2006 I became a Boyds Bear Advisor doing Home Reunions Parties. Even though Boyds discontinued that program and Enesco has now discontinued the Boyds line, Bears Against MS, through its joint program with Beehive Gifts, continues to be able to offer many Boyds bears, either individually or through its Boyds Home Party program. In addition, Bears Against MS has over 1,000 secondary market Boyds bears available, which are all separate from my personal collection of over 10,000 bears.

I am also an authorized "stockist" of the wonderful "bears with personality" from Charlie Bears in England. Bears Against MS carries both the plush and mohair lines. In addition to the current collections, we also have many older, retired bears with over 1,400 Charlie Bears available in total.

We are one of the first U.S. retailers of Clemens Bears from Germany, designed by a number of talented European bear artists.

We also have a selection of bears from other great individual bear artists from around the world.

All BAMS bears are, unless noted, Mint in Box with Certificate of Authenticity or Mint with Tags, as appropriate, and come from a smoke-free environment.

Since not all BAMS bears are listed (some are camera shy), if there is a particular bear you're seeking that you don't see on any of the BAMS pages, please use the link at the bottom of the left side panel to email me.

Fern Woodsbeary

If you would like to receive the BAMS E-Newsletter, with advance notification of Specials and other information, please sign up using the link at the bottom of the left side panel.

Interested in more than just bears? Interested in other home decor items? Looking for a gift? VM Gifts has thousands of items available, and as a Bears Against MS customer, your price will,in most cases, be around 30% of the suggested retail price. If you'd like to see a selection of items available, just email me (let me know you are a bear collector) and tell me the type of items that interests you.

VM Gifts

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