All About Multiple Sclerosis

More MS news articles for March 2003

Join the Cure for MS: Participate in the Boston Cure Project for MS' Scavenger Hunt

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/03-25-2003/0001913679&EDATE=

March 25, 2003
PRNewswire
Waltham, Mass.

Riding last year's successful Scavenger Hunt fundraising effort, the Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) announces its second annual Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, May 10 at the Hideaway Pub in Cambridge, Mass.  The Scavenger Hunt starts at 10:30 a.m. and goes until 5:00 p.m. -- followed by a fun finish line party and a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia and valuable gift certificates. The Scavenger Hunt registration deadline is April 30.  To register, volunteer, or sponsor the event, please visit http://www.bostoncure.org/hunt or call 508-879-2994.

The Scavenger Hunt is a fun, team-building experience.  Teams of three - five individuals, raising a minimum of $500 in contributions, must locate as many of the unique items as possible -- in just six challenging hours.

Lisa Sargeant, the lead organizer for the 2003 Boston Cure Project Scavenger Hunt says, "Reality TV, look out!  The Boston Cure Project for MS Scavenger Hunt is a great way for people to come together and have fun while raising money to find the causes of MS leading to a cure.  This year, we hope to surpass last year's generous contributions of over $22,000.  Help us reach our goal and support the Hunt today."

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system affecting over 400,000 people in the US and 2 million individuals worldwide.  MS often results in severe disability including the inability to walk, blindness, cognitive dysfunction, bladder and bowel problems, extreme fatigue and other serious side effects.

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
 

Copyright © 1996-2002 PR Newswire Association LLC