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Creating A Brighter Tomorrow, Today

December 11, 2002
Source: The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

One hundred and twenty-seven people around the country had extra reasons to give thanks this holiday season - they received a gift of good health and well-being through a Brighter Tomorrow Grant from the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF).

Every year, the MSF awards patients from all over the country Brighter Tomorrow Grants.  More than 500 applicants submitted essays throughout the summer and fall, explaining how the grant would provide them “A Brighter Tomorrow.” As a special committee carefully reviewed the applications, difficult decisions were made; the 127 winners were chosen.

The Brighter Tomorrow Grant is an award of up to $1000.00 to provide goods or services that will improve the recipient’s quality of life.  Applicants must be diagnosed with MS and must have no other means of fulfilling the need expressed.  This year’s recipients represent 40 states and a myriad of different needs.  Some requests that are being fulfilled are: an ergonomic desk chair to allow for a comfortable work environment, a front-loading washer and dryer for a person in a wheelchair, new air conditioners, accessible exercise equipment, wheelchair ramps, grab bars and more. Grants are given to better the MS patient’s well-being and health, both physical and mental.  The amount of grants awarded in 2002 has doubled from 2001, and there is sure to be even a greater demand in 2003.  The MSF will continue to work with generous donors and vendors, to continue to make “A Brighter Tomorrow” for MS patients in need.

About the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) is a national, non-profit service organization, assisting people diagnosed with MS since 1986.  The mission of the MSF is to enhance the quality of life of those affected by this chronic disease through various programs and services.  For additional information about the Brighter Tomorrow Grant or any other services of the MSF, call 1-888-MSFOCUS (673-6287) or visit

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