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The New York City- Southern New York Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.

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Mario Batali Foundation Supports Pediatric MS Research

December 5, 2016

The Mario Batali Foundation has awarded the chapter a $40,000 grant to fund a research study related to pediatric multiple sclerosis which, in turn, has the potential to increase understanding of the disease in adults as well.


Led by Dr. Lauren Krupp of New York University Medical Center, who is regarded as one of the world’s leading researchers in pediatric MS, the study titled “Understanding & Treating the Cognitive Challenges of Kids with MS” will aim to understand how multiple sclerosis affects cognition in children and adolescents versus those with adult-onset MS.


The study, over a two-year period, will seek to enroll 150 individuals with pediatric-onset MS, 100 similarly aged healthy controls and a group of 100 individuals with adult-onset MS from cities from across the country.


The data gathered can potentially explain how MS affects cognitive development, and can guide families, educators, and health care providers in optimizing pediatric MS care.

About the New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is committed to helping the 10,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the five boroughs and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties continue moving their lives forward. The chapter raises funds locally to support the Society’s critical research initiatives and to provide hundreds of comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their family and friends. For more information, visit www.MSnyc.org.The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is committed to helping the 10,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the five boroughs and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties continue moving their lives forward. The chapter raises funds locally to support the Society’s critical research initiatives and to provide hundreds of comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their family and friends. For more information, visit www.MSnyc.org.

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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