More MS news articles for Nov 2001

Reach for Your Dreams

2001 National Leadership Conference Awards

November 1, 2001

This morning, during a general assembly at the  National Multiple Sclerosis Society's 2001 National Leadership Conference (Reach for Your Dreams, New Orleans, October 29-November 2), the Society acknowledged those whose special contributions have greatly aided its mission to end MS.

2001 General Achievement Award

Gene Fatur

Diagnosed with MS 8 years ago, Gene has served as team captain or chair for MS Walks, and has secured TeamMS sponsorship from his employer, Turner Construction. Gene is a valued and long-time project manager, and is especially proud of a recent project?a stadium at Denver Bronco's Invesco Field, Mile High.

Co-Employer of the Year Award

Turner Construction

Committed to ensuring that employees with disabilities can give their personal best, Turner Construction (Colorado) responds to staff needs in many ways. For instance, they designed an accessible workspace for Gene Fature (at home and in the office), helped him obtain insurance coverage so that he could afford appropriate treament, and have sponsored fundraisers such as TeamMS events.

Ambassador of the Year Award

Donald Diamont

Famous for his performance in the popular soap, The Young and the Restless, Diamont became involved with the Society when his niece, Alyssa,   was diagnosed with MS. An active volunteer of the Southern California chapter, Diamont is launching a nationwide fundraising event, "Restless Across America."

Note: Additional awards will be presented later on in the conference.

© 2001 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society