Friday May 16, 11:26 am ET
Source: Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis
The Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) raised over $36,000 for MS research at its fun, teambuilding Scavenger Hunt in Cambridge-dramatically increasing contributions from last year's Hunt.
The Scavenger Hunt proceeds - generously received from the Hunt teams, sponsors and individual contributors - will help support the Boston Cure Project for MS and its recently announced Blood, Tissue and Data Bank. The Tissue and Data Bank is designed to increase scientific collaboration amongst MS researchers by providing access to a multidisciplinary resource. It will also reduce time consuming and expensive subject acquisition and sample collection, while making MS a more attractive research area for scientists and companies inventing new technologies.
Art Mellor, CEO of the Boston Cure Project says, "We're extremely grateful to the Hunt teams, sponsors, contributors, staff and the numerous volunteers who made this event such a great success. This year's contributions will greatly help us get our Blood, Tissue and Data Bank pilot off the ground." Mellor added, "We look forward to doing it again next year and so are the participants-in fact, one team is already developing a strategy to win in 2004!"
"The Hunt required a lot of team work such as prioritizing and working together to reach goals," says Lisa Sargeant, Quality Assurance Analyst at Sun Life Financial. "Although the Sun Life team didn't win, we were on the same page and able to refocus efforts quickly. To me, that's a winning effort."
Scavenger Hunt sponsors included: Clockwork Design Group, Inc., CVS, Go2 Communications, Inc., Gold Wire Technology, Inc., The Hideaway Lounge, Minassian Associates, Inc., Mojo Marketing LLC, O'Shea Irish Golf & Sightseeing Tours, Skelmir, LLC., Sun Life Financial (Wellesley, Mass.) and West Suburban Imaging Center.
About Multiple Sclerosis
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
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