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2013 Mission Award Honorees Announced

October 1, 2013

The Mid Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society announces the 2013 Mission Award Honorees. The Chapter thanks each of the honorees for their dedication to the mission. 

Volunteer of the Year:
Amanda Correia

Advocate of the Year:
Gus & Lisa Garcia
Jeff Hamilton

Visionary of the Year:
Steve Backhaus

Corporate Star:

Milestone Award:
Becky Andrade

Sally Buegeleisen Memorial Impact Award:
Victoria Avalon

Making a Difference Award:
Morris & Rita Schallenberger

Medical Professional of the Year:
Lise’ Casady, MS, ARNP-BC, MSCN

Community Spirit Award:
The Frack Family

Mission Possible:
Team Grupetto-USA    $502,257

Walk MS Top Fundraising Team:
The Villages MS Support Team     $20,970

Walk MS Top Fundraising Individual:
Kathy Bromberg     $20,225

Bike MS Top Fundraising Team:
Team Rockwell     $96,922

Bike MS Top Fundraising Individual:
Michael Esmonde      $41,293

About the Mid Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Mid Florida Chapter of the National MS Society provides comprehensive programs and advocacy to assist and empower the more than 10,000 individuals residing in Central Florida who are living with MS. The Mid Florida Chapter is also a driving force of research for the prevention, treatment and cure of MS and contributes funds to support 350 National MS Society research projects worldwide. The Chapter has offices in Maitland and Tampa.

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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