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1,500 Participants to Climb 66 Floors at Rock Center Raising Funds for Multiple Sclerosis

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Feb 20, 2014 - 2:28:32 PM



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(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, NY - The New York City - Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host Climb to the Top on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 6:30 a.m. at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The event is expected to draw 1,500 participants who will climb 66 flights of stairs to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck on the 69th floor of the famed New York City skyscraper. Participants will prepare for the event during the Taking Steps Warm-Up, which will be presented by premier event sponsor Biogen Idec and will feature inspiring people living with MS, including FOX News Channel meteorologist Janice Dean. The event is expected to raise $1 million to fund hundreds of comprehensive support services and programs for people living with MS and support the Society's critical research initiatives.

DATE: Sunday, March 2, 2014

TIME: 6 - 10 a.m.

PLACE: Top of the Rock Observation Deck, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City

REGISTRATION: Visit www.climbMSnyc.org, call 212-463-9791 or e-mail [email protected]

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.


2014 Climb to the Top Sponsors

Biogen Idec, Delta, Genentech, Genzyme, Tishman Speyer, Top of the Rock

About the New York City - Southern New York Chapter

The New York City - Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is committed to helping the 12,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the five boroughs and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties continue moving their lives forward. The chapter raises funds locally to support the Society's critical research initiatives and to provide hundreds of comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their family and friends. For more information, visit www.MSnyc.org.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world and provides programs and services designed to help people living with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In 2013 alone, through its national office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society devoted $121.9 million to its programs and services that assisted more than one million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $48 million to support over 380 new and on-going research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.org.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects over 2.3 million people worldwide.

About Top of the Rock

Situated in midtown Manhattan, Top of the Rock provides visitors with an opportunity to appreciate the architecture of Rockefeller Center and its significance to the growth of New York City.  Tishman Speyer, co-owners of Rockefeller Center, is committed to the preservation and restoration of Rockefeller Center, which is the site of numerous public exhibits and events, including annual installations of public art and live broadcast of sports championships. Each day an estimated 350,000 people walk through the Rockefeller Plaza complex, which is home to the world's most famous Christmas tree. Visit www.topoftherocknyc.com or www.rockefellercenter.com and follow us on facebook and twitter @rockcenternyc for more information.

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