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Attorney Redmond Raises $20,000 for Multiple Sclerosis Research

Thursday, October 27, 2005

On October 16, 2005, my partner Chris Redmond rode in the New York City Multiple Sclerosis Association’s MS Bike Tour and his group of riders raised over $20,000 for MS research! Congratulations to Chris and his team for raising an astounding amount for this great organization. The event raised over a Million dollars in total! By raising money like this, we get that much closer to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis. Although I have found our multiple sclerosis clients to be some of the nicest and most courageous people we have ever met, we would be glad to never see another MS Social Security Disability or Long Term Disability claim again.
On a different front, last Thursday I had the pleasure of attending the Long Island MS Association Chapter’s 8th Annual Research Dinner. The speakers were Malcom Gottesman, MD, Director of the MS Treatment Center of Winthrop University Hospital and Susan Goelz, PhD of Biogen. Bottom Line – in addition to Multiple Sclerosis drugs like Avonex, Copaxone, Rebif and Betaseron, pharmaceutical giant Novartis is currently in Phase Two trials with a promising new drug currently labeled “FTY720“. This is an oral drug which can reduce MS lesions. Finally, the drug Tysabri may soon be coming back on the American market after it was withdrawn over fears it might cause PML. All in all, it was a fascinating night filled with hope that we will conquer Multiple Sclerosis sooner rather than later.

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