5th ANNUAL “SUMMER SOIREE” REACHES GOAL OF RAISING ONE MILLION DOLLARS
FOR RESEARCH IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Stony Brook, NY, August 19, 2010 – Going “green” saw a myriad of creative and colorful flowers made from none other than “plastic bottles” (you had to see them to believe it!), gracing every table as 300 guests dined and danced August 5th at the 5th annual Summer Soiree that reached a milestone of raising one million dollar. All were there to honor Ron Rizzo of Ron Rizzo Jewelry and support the National Pediatric MS Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center where vital medical research is being conducted to find the answers to MS.
The National Pediatric MS Center at Stony Brook was the first-of-its-kind in the United States to focus solely on children and adolescents with MS. Our center has set the standard for pediatric MS care and offers optimal medical and psychosocial support to children and their families.
“Funds raised at this event will help the Pediatric MS Center advance a research program that has the potential to make a huge difference in the lives of all individuals with MS,” said Dr. Lauren Krupp, Director of the Pediatric MS Center, that is part of six Pediatric MS Centers of Excellence across the country supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. “I am convinced this research will help to uncover the mysteries of multiple sclerosis”.
(From left to right) Dr. Lauren Krupp, director of the National Pediatric MS Center, Merry Slone, Founder of the Summer Soiree and Dr. Steven Strongwater, President of Stony Brook University Medical Center
Jo Biederman - National Pediatric MS Center
Stony Brook University Medical Ctr.-HSC L12 Room 020-Stony Brook, NY 11794-2080 - Phone: 631-444-8096 - Fax: 631-444-6718 – firstname.lastname@example.org