Team Up 4 MS is a fundraising campaign on behalf of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society co-sponsored by WIVB-TV and the Buffalo Sabres. Participants are asked to make a pledge for every goal or shutout the Sabres score during the 2013-2014 season. Money raised will support MS research and patient programs provided by the National MS Society - Upstate New York Chapter.
Western New York has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the entire country. About 3,400 people are known to be diagnosed with MS in WNY. Symptoms of MS may include fatigue, blurred vision, loss of balance, slurred speech, numbness, cognitive problems, and paralysis. There is no cure for this unpredictable disease of the central nervous system, but, through intense and wide-ranging research, many new treatments have been developed over the last 25 years. Some of these treatments have been pioneered and researched here in Western New York.
WIVB-TV has been a community partner with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society since the 1980's. This partnership has included providing sponsorship, promotion, and personnel to support a variety of public events, including fundraising walks, dinners, luncheons, the Help Sack MS campaign with the Buffalo Bills, and the Team Up 4 MS campaign with the Buffalo Sabres. In addition, News 4 has kept the community informed about strides in MS research and treatments through frequent news stories and updates.
For more information about multiple sclerosis and help available for MS patients here in WNY, please contact the National MS Society-Upstate New York Chapter at msupstateny.org.
Reverend Roy Harriger returned to court Wednesday night. The pastor is facing charges of molesting children.
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