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The New York City – Southern New Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Receives a Quality of Life Grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

March 18, 2014

Contact:
Liz Samurovich
liz.samurovich@nmss.org
212-453-3209

The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is proud to announce that it has received a $2,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 102 grants totaling more than $500,000 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities, access and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers. Created by the late Dana Reeve, the program has awarded 2,307 grants totaling more than $17 million since 1999.

The grant will be used for the Medical Equipment Loan Service for people living with multiple sclerosis. The grant enables the chapter to purchase motorized scooters for short-term loan to people living with MS who have immediate, short-term mobility needs.

“Having this equipment available to meet the immediate needs of people living with MS ensures that they can remain independent. We are appreciative that this grant helps us to fulfill our mission of helping people with MS move their lives forward,” says Robin Einbinder, chapter president.

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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