MS Family Night
January 23, 2014
The second annual MS Family Night at the Orlando Magic was a success on Friday, January 17, 2014. More than 350 guests purchased tickets to enjoy a reception with refreshments, vendors and an educational presentation by Patty Bobryk and Dr. Rosenberg of the MS Comprehensive Care Center of Central Florida. After the presentation, the "best orange outfit" contest was held, and then the group enjoyed the Orlando Magic game. At the end of the night, everyone was escorted down the elevators and on to the court for a group photo.
The Chapter wishes to thank our speakers, Patty Bobryk and Dr. Rosenberg for their excellent presentation. We would also like to thank the supporters of this program: Genzyme, Teva, Questcor, Bayer and Novartis.
Look for more details next fall about the 2015 MS Family Night.
About the Mid Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
The Mid Florida Chapter of the National MS Society provides comprehensive programs and advocacy to assist and empower the more than 10,000 individuals residing in Central Florida who are living with MS. The Mid Florida Chapter is also a driving force of research for the prevention, treatment and cure of MS and contributes funds to support 350 National MS Society research projects worldwide. The Chapter has offices in Maitland and Tampa.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.