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5th ANNUAL “SUMMER SOIREE” REACHES GOAL OF RAISING ONE MILLION DOLLARS

5thANNUAL “SUMMER SOIREE” REACHES GOAL OF RAISING ONE MILLION DOLLARS

FOR RESEARCH IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

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 5that the 5thannual 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.Stony Brook, NY, August 19, 2010 –

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.

“I am convinced this research will help to uncover the mysteries of multiple sclerosis”.“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.

2010 Summer Soiree


(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

Brook University Medical Ctr.-HSC L12 Room 020-Stony Brook, NY 11794-2080 - Phone: 631-444-8096 - Fax: 631-444-6718 –johanna.biederman@stonybrook.eduStony