Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) presents “Together at Home,” a virtual Improving Lives Benefit, on Thursday, May 13, at 7:30 PM EST.
Hosted by MS advocate Tyler Campbell, son of football Hall of Famer Earl Campbell, the event will showcase more than 50 years of hope, impact, and support for the MS community. Tyler was diagnosed with MS while playing college football and had to sideline his dreams of playing in the NFL, MSAA notes in a media release.
The benefit’s honorees include Medscape Education as the Corporate Honoree and the Puerto Rico Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (FEM) as the Mission Honoree.
Since 2013, Medscape Education has partnered with MSAA to inform and educate clinicians and patients on topics designed to improve care for individuals with MS. With expertise in learning design and clinical content, and through the engagement of Medscape’s membership, including more than 200,000 primary care providers and neurologists, MSAA and Medscape have delivered education that has reached thousands of clinicians.
Over the last year, the MS community in Puerto Rico has been heavily impacted by not only the COVID-19 pandemic, but also natural disasters causing catastrophic earthquakes. In response to this, Ángel Chinea, MD, Medical Director of the San Juan Multiple Sclerosis Center, and Lourdes Fernández Trujillo, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, worked together to form a collaborative partnership with MSAA to help their clients access MSAA’s free programs and services, providing necessary educational programming and resources, the release explains.
“We are extremely honored to recognize members of the MS community during our very first virtual Improving Lives Benefit hosted by the dynamic Tyler Campbell. We are also very pleased to present Medscape Education and the Puerto Rico Multiple Sclerosis Foundation with the recognition they both so greatly deserve for their incredible work in support of the MS community throughout the years.”
— Gina Ross Murdoch, MSAA President & CEO
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.
[Source(s): Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, PR Newswire]