November 10, 2003
The Tullahoma News
Steve Garrison is a successful owner operator of the local Winchester
Sonic. Mr. Garrison is also the cousin to Mike Garrison of Estill Springs
who has Multiple Sclerosis. Mike's mission has been to raise awareness
and raise funds to help the National MS Society.
In the last two years, Mike has brought in checks to the Nashville office of the National MS Society (NMSS) that have been donated by his friends, family, and co-workers. Steve happened to be on the "ask list" this year. This owner/operator didn't just give a $10 check. He wrote a $500 check to the NMSS, which will help the NMSS to achieve its mission to end the devastating effects of MS.
"Mike Garrison and Steve Garrison are invaluable to the Society and is dedicated to helping the 400,000 Americans living with multiple sclerosis," said Jim Ward, Chapter President of the Mid South Chapter.
Mike and Steve both know that every hour of every day someone is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This is why they have made it their personal mission to work with the National MS Society and bring attention to the disease.
MS is a lifelong disease of the central nervous system. It causes unpredictable symptoms ranging from weakness to total paralysis that come and go without warning or pattern.
The National MS Society supports more MS research, offers more services
for people with MS, and provides more professional education programs than
any other MS organization in the world. This investment is paying off in
significant advances in treating MS, such as the new medications, which
may reduce or delay future disability for people with MS. Researchers are
also making advances in diagnosis, rehabilitation, and symptomatic therapies
for people with all forms of MS, and are bringing us ever closer to a cure.
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