Feb 28, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Susan Ashline
February 27, 2013 OFFICE: 585-271-0805 (X70344)
Victor Company Named for Outstanding Contribution to Charity
Victor, NY – The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter has named Dixon Schwabl, a public relations firms based in Victor, recipient of the “Group On the Move” award. Dixon Schwabl employees 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.
Dixon Schwabl is one of ten people/groups 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
In August of 2012, Dixon Schwabl participated in The Stand Against MS, a fundraiser for the National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter. The group wanted to raise awareness and generate funds for the National MS Society, along with encouraging other businesses and members of the community to get involved. Dixon Schwabl hosted a lemonade stand outside of their Victor office once a week throughout the month of August. Approximately 20 children of Dixon Schwabl employees volunteered at the lemonade stand, selling lemonade and baked goods, and helping to collect donations while wearing matching, custom-made t-shirts for the fundraiser. Dixon Schwabl also created a virtual lemonade stand to give the public a fun and interactive way to learn more about this fundraiser and donate online by purchasing a virtual calorie-free glass of lemonade. Between the lemonade stands at the agency and online donations, Dixon Schwabl raised a total of $1,860 for the National MS Society. The company has been a big supporter of the chapter, also generously donating their time and talents to design invitations for the chapter’s Spellbound by the Lake fundraiser in 2011.
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.