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National MS Society seeks Champions in the MS Movement to Honor at Luncheon

June 5, 2015

Buffalo, NY - The National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter is seeking nominations of individuals in the Greater Buffalo Area who are working to create a world free of multiple sclerosis through their philanthropy, volunteerism, or activism. Nominations will be reviewed to select individuals to be honored at the Champions On the Move Luncheon  on September 11, 2015.

Do you know someone who is on the move in our community, making a mark against MS? Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for his or her diligent efforts while living with the challenges of MS? Awards will be given in the following categories: Young Person On the Move (under 40), Professional On the Move (Stephen H. Kelly Award — sponsored by Hodgson Russ, LLP), Volunteer On the Move, Inspirational Person On the Move (Anne L. Schuell Award), and Group On the Move.

Individuals do not need to have multiple sclerosis to be considered for an award, but they do need to be making an impact in the MS movement. A volunteer committee will review nominations and select individuals or groups to be honored at the chapter’s Champions On the Move Luncheon this September.

To nominate someone to be recognized by the National MS Society, download the nomination form at or email your nomination to Be sure to include your nominee’s name, address, phone number and email, and explain in 250 words or less how the nominee is making a difference for people with MS, or is a person with MS making a difference in the community. Nomination Deadline: June 19, 2015.


For more information, contact Ashley Greenman, Senior Manager of Community Engagement, 585-271-0805 (x70322),


About the Upstate New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Upstate New York Chapter is nationally recognized as a leader in providing comprehensive service programs for more than 12,800 people with MS and their families in 50 counties. We are dedicated to mobilizing people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. The chapter has offices in Buffalo, Rochester, and Albany.

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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