Apr 02, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Susan Ashline
January 27, 2012 Office: 585-271-0805 x 70344
Greece Woman Honored by National MS Society
Greece, NY - The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Upstate NY Chapter has named Diana Jason, of Greece, an “On the Move” award recipient. Jason will be honored at the Chapter’s 2ndannual On the Move Luncheon at noon on Friday, March 16, at Locust Hill Country Club. 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 MS. Jason is one of 10 people/groups who will be honored in five categories:
Young Man/Woman On the Move – Brandan Yehl, P.A. and Megan Kelvie Thompson
Professional On the Move – Diana Jason and Lorrie Modica, Esq.
Volunteer On the Move – Karen Gallina and Thomas Ireland
Inspirational Man/Woman On the Move – Deb Farley and Amy Aeckerle
Group On the Move - Marbles for MS/Grossman Family and MS PubCrawl/Giunta Family
When: Friday, March 16, 2012
Time: 11:30 a.m. (networking), 12:00 p.m. (lunch & program)
Where: Locust Hill Country Club
2000 Jefferson Road Pittsford, NY 14534
Diana Jason (diagnosed with MS in 2008), her husband and two young children are tireless supporters of the MS cause, holding multiple, huge events each year to raise funds for MS research. Among them, an annual Halloween bash that has grown so popular it now includes live bands, sponsors, raffle tickets, prizes like a weekend getaway and a $100 Dinosaur Barbecue gift card. This past year, some 150 party goers raised more than $2,000 for MS! Jason says it’s grown so big that next year they will have to rent a pavilion. And it’s almost time for the couple’s annual spring Euchre Tournament fundraiser. She gets her kids involved, too, and the children have a whole marketing campaign around their fundraisers. Daughter, Hannah, and her friend, Sarah, hold an annual bake sale for MS, and blanket the neighborhood with flyers announcing it. And Hannah and her 4-year old brother have their own Walk MS team.
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 MS On the Move Luncheon is simple – to raise funds and empower each other to create a better future for those living with MS.
Contact Susan Ashline, Communications Manager, at 585-271-0805 x: 70344, or email Susan.Ashline@NMSS.org.
About Multiple Sclerosis and The National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter
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 the 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. More than 12,000 people in Upstate New York are living with MS. The National MS Society, Upstate New York Chapter offers a wide array of programs and services for people living with MS and their families throughout 50 counties of Upstate New York and raises money to fund MS research. Join the movement at www.msupstateny.org.