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David Osmond Expands Performances at Walk MS as part of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation’s Continued National Event Sponsorship

March 25, 2016

David Osmond, diagnosed in 2006
The National MS Society is pleased to welcome back Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation as a premier national sponsor of Walk MS. This year marks Novartis’ fifth consecutive year as a national sponsor of the event, and the sponsorship will again include music artist and MS ambassador David Osmond sharing the Our Voice in Song campaign.

This awareness campaign features David Osmond, singer, songwriter and person living with MS, sharing his experiences and his music to help raise awareness.  David will perform his inspirational song “I Can Do This” live for participants as they walk to change the world for everyone affected by MS at nine Walk MS events across the country: Boston, MA; Columbus, OH; Toledo, OH; Jersey City, NJ; New York, NY; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; and Lansing, MI. His powerful song will also be played at Walk MS events nationwide. Participants can stop by the Novartis exhibit space at these nine events and many others across the country to learn more about the company’s commitment to the MS movement.

“Novartis’ continued commitment and sponsorship coupled  with David’s passionate performances are important in supporting our efforts to fund cutting-edge research and life-changing services to help people with MS live their best lives, said Betty Ross, Vice President, Walk MS and Emerging Events for the National MS Society. “We’re excited that the Walk MS experience is enhanced by their sponsorship, and look forward to more participants joining us and being inspired at the events this year.”

Register for the Walk MS event in your area!

Visit here for details on David’s Walk MS performance schedule.
 

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts 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 leading to better understanding and 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.

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