Feb 28, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Susan Ashline
February 27, 2013 OFFICE: 585-271-0805 (X70344)
Hamlin Couple Receives National MS Society Award
Hamlin, NY – The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter has named Daniel Krist and Todd Schirmer, of Hamlin, recipients of the “Professionals On the Move” award. Krist and Schirmer will be honored at the chapter’s 3rd annual On the Move Luncheon at noon on Friday, March 15, at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford. The networking luncheon, held during MS Awareness week, shines a spotlight on some of the area’s stars – people who are on the move to create a world free of multiple sclerosis, a disabling disease of the central nervous system that affects more than 2,700 people in the Greater Rochester area, and more than 2.1 million people worldwide.
Krist and Schirmer are one of ten people/groups who will be honored in five categories:
Volunteers On the Move – Sharon Radak and Kerrie Giesen
Young Person On the Move – Sandra Quinones
Inspirational People On the Move – Andrea Coggeshall and Patty Horr
Professionals On the Move – Daniel Krist & Todd Schirmer and James Andolina
Groups On the Move – Nazareth College Physical Therapy Department and Dixon Schwabl
Daniel Krist and Todd Schirmer are active co-chairs of the task force for Walk MS Greece – the chapter’s largest annual fundraiser. Greece is one of the Upstate New York Chapter’s major Walk MS sites. Dan became involved with the chapter soon after his mother was diagnosed with MS. In 1999, he met Todd while participating in Walk MS Greece. At the time, Todd was part of the Walk MS Greece task force, and Dan joined it the following year. Together, they map and plan the walk routes, secure donations and vehicles for use on the day of the event and work with the Greece School District. The couple has been a consistently positive and reliable team to work with and has made Walk MS Greece a huge success.
Dan earned his BA at SUNY Geneseo and has enjoyed a successful career in the finance and banking industry, currently employed at Advantage Federal Credit Union as a Mortgage Originator/Loan Officer. Todd earned his biomedical computing degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. He also attended the Retail Banker’s Association Graduate School of Bank Management and has been in the banking industry for 29 years, most recently as Vice President and Manager of Northwest Savings Bank’s Greece office.
On the Move is a nationwide educational and fundraising event that helps to increase public awareness of MS and the National MS Society, while acknowledging and encouraging the advancement of philanthropists, community leaders and volunteers. The goal of the On the Move Luncheon is simple – to raise funds and empower each other to create a better future for those living with MS.
What: On the Move Luncheon
When: Friday, March 15, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m. (networking), 12:00 p.m. (lunch & program)
Where: Locust Hill Country Club
2000 Jefferson Road, Pittsford, NY 14534
For more information, contact Susan Ashline, Communications Manager, 585-271-0805 (x70344), Susan.Ashline@nmss.org.
About multiple sclerosis and the National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter: Multiple sclerosis, an 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. 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. The rate of diagnosis in Upstate New York is about double the national average. MS affects more than 2.1 million people worldwide and more than 12,800 people in the 50-county region served by the Upstate New York Chapter. For more information, visit www.MSupstateny.org.