Feb 06, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contacts: Liz Samurovich
NEW YORK, NY - The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host Climb to the Top on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at 6:30 a.m. at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The event is expected to draw nearly 1,500 participants who will climb 66 flights of stairs to the Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck on the 69th floor of the famed NYC skyscraper. The event is expected to raise more than $700,000 to fund programs and services for people living with MS, and for critical research for the cause, treatment and cure.
DATE: Sunday, March 4, 2012
TIME: 6 - 10 a.m.
PLACE: Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City
REGISTRATION: Visit www.climbMSnyc.org, call 212-463-9791 or e-mail email@example.com.
2012 Climb to the Top Sponsors
Big Time Brands, Crystal Geyser/CG Roxane, D’Agostinos, Deep River Snacks, Financial Times, Food Should Taste Good, Genentech, GoGo sQueez, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Pure Protein, Tishman Speyer, Simply 7, The Wizard of Oz of Moving, Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck
About the New York City – Southern New York Chapter
The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is committed to helping the 10,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the five boroughs and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties continue moving their lives forward. The chapter raises funds locally to support the Society’s critical research initiatives and to provide hundreds of comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their family and friends.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS. In 2010 alone, through our national office and 50-state network of chapters, we devoted $159 million to programs and services that improved the lives of more than one million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $37 million to support 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. We are people who want to do something about MS now. Join the movement at nationalMSsociety.org.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and it stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. 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 more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.
About Top of the Rock™
Situated in midtown Manhattan, Top of the Rock ™ provides visitors with an opportunity to appreciate the architecture of Rockefeller Center and its significance to the growth of New York City. Tishman Speyer, co-owners of Rockefeller Center, is committed to the preservation and restoration of Rockefeller Center, which is the site of numerous public exhibits and events, including annual installations of public art and live broadcast of sports championships. Each day an estimated 350,000 people walk through the Rockefeller Plaza complex, which is home to the world’s most famous Christmas Tree. Visit www.topoftherocknyc.com or www.rockefellercenter.com for more information.