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WXTV Univision 41 News Anchor Merijoel Duran Set to Host 2014 Day for Hispanic Families Living with MS

October 14, 2014

On Sunday, November 23, Spanish-speaking people living with multiple sclerosis, and their loved ones, will come together to share a day of MS awareness and networking at the New York City - Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s annual Day for Hispanic Families Living with MS.

Hosted by Univision 41 Al Despertar (Univision 41 News at Dawn) news anchor Merijoel Durán, Day for Hispanic Families Living with MS, offered exclusively in Spanish,  will feature presentations, on “Evaluating Neuroprotective Therapies in MS” and “Mood and Cognition in MS: What You Can Do” led by Jesus Lovera, MD, MsPH, co-director of the Louisiana State University Multiple Sclerosis Clinic and Dr. Wendy Vargas, neurologist at the Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care and Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City respectively; a lunch of delicious Latin foods, and fun educational activities for children will also be available.

“Living with any disability can be an isolating experience. As we move toward a world free of multiple sclerosis, we aim to be inclusive and raise awareness about the disease and the many different people living with it every day,” says Robin Einbinder, chapter president.

What:    Day for Hispanic Families Living with MS

When:   Sunday, November 23, 2014, 10 a.m. - 4p.m.

Where:  Casa Italiana, Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue

Registration: Space for this event is limited. To register call 1-800-344-4867, option 1 or visit www.MSnyc.org.

 

Contact:
Liz Samurovich
liz.samurovich@nmss.org
212-453-3209
917-515-6623

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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