Friday, January 8, 2010

MS Activists Tour the White House Holiday Decorations

By invitation of the White House, the Society's Public Policy Office accompanied four MS Activists to the White House to view the holiday decorations in the East Wing. Attendees included: Doris Matchett and her dog Linus, Yvonne Brown, Karen Jackson, Dana McLeod, and Shawn O'Neail. In addition to seeing historical decorations from the days of President Lincoln and getting a chance to visit the State Dining Room, the MS crew enjoyed holiday tunes from Seaford, DE elementary school children.

Monday, January 4, 2010

In the News: $4.5 Million for Continued MS Research Funding in the CDMRP

As a neurologist and Director of the Spinal Cord Injury/Dysfunction Service and the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the St. Louis Veterans Administration Hospital and longtime volunteer with the Gateway Area Chapter of the National MS Society, I am intimately familiar with the realities of living with multiple sclerosis. That is why I am very pleased to announce that $4.5 million has been appropriated for continued MS research through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. The research being conducted by this program is funded through the Department of Defense and will serve to benefit the 28,000 veterans living with MS, as well as every other life touched by the disease.

This is an excerpt from a December 31, 2009 article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Read the full Letter to the Editor.