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Support MS Research: Run With a Sense of Purpose

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June 3, 2003
SOURCE Boston Cure Project for MS
PRNewswire
WALTHAM, Mass.

Get ready, set and run to raise contributions for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research.  Today the Boston Cure Project for MS and FitSense Technology, Inc. announced the nationwide Sense of Purpose program to raise contributions for the Boston Cure Project and its research to find the causes of MS that lead to a cure.  This ongoing program entices runners to pound the pavement in any race not already designated to a particular charity or cause.

FitSense rewards runners who raise $500 with a FitSense heart strap, netlink or footpod.  Runners who raise $1000 or more receive both a watch and a footpod.  To register, simply visit http://www.bostoncure.org/senseofpurpose or call Melissa Baker at Boston Cure Project (781/788-0880).  Please visit http://www.runnersworld.com or your local paper for a race near you.

"A lot of runners are affected by MS in some way -- either as individuals or through a family member, friend or colleague," says Art Mellor, CEO of Boston Cure Project.  "That's why Sense of Purpose makes such sense.  It combines the strength of runners with the drive of the Boston Cure Project to find a cure for MS."

After runners register for Sense of Purpose, they receive a free Boston Cure Project T-shirt, fundraising materials and helpful tips for collecting contributions.  Runners who send Boston Cure Project a race day photo will also be included in the Boston Cure Project newsletter and on http://www.bostoncure.org.

About Boston Cure Project for MS

The Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to curing MS by determining its causes. Focused primarily on accelerating the pace of MS breakthroughs, the Boston Cure Project seeks to remove obstacles to investigating the causes of MS and encourages collaboration between research organizations and clinicians.  It is developing a "Cure Map," a systematic plan of research into the causes of MS, and is implementing a multi-disciplinary Blood, Tissue and Data Bank to accelerate the search for environmental and genetic factors in MS.  For more information about the Boston Cure Project or to make a corporate or individual contribution, call 781/788-0880, or visit http://www.bostoncure.org.

About FitSense Technology

Located in Southborough, Mass., FitSense specializes in wireless bio-monitors and training devices.  For more information please visit http://www.fitsense.com or call 508/303-8811
 

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