“Summer Soiree By Day” Raises $240,000 For National Pediatric MS Center At Stony Brook
Celebrity Performances Featured Lainie Kazan, Joely Fisher and Michele Lee
STONY BROOK, NY, August 15, 2011 – The 6th Annual “Summer Soiree By Day,” presented by the National
The 2011” Summer Soiree By Day” Committee
Pediatric MS (multiple sclerosis) Center at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, raised $240,000 to benefit research at the Center. Approximately 350 guests attended the event, which took place at the Glen Head Country Club on July 26.
The National Pediatric MS Center at Stony Brook, the first center of its kind in the U.S. to focus solely on children and adolescents with MS, provides a full range of medical and psychosocial support to children and their families.
“Funds raised at the Summer Soiree will help the Pediatric MS Center advance a research program that has the potential to make a huge difference in the lives of all individuals with MS,” said Lauren Krupp, M.D., Director of the National Pediatric MS Center, which is part of six Pediatric MS Centers of Excellence across the country supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. “I believe that by advancing our research programs, we will help to uncover the mysteries of MS.”
A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Teen Adventure Camp Program, an annual free summer camp program for adolescents living with MS.
For guests at the soiree, the event hit were performances by well-recognized entertainers Lainie Kazan, Joely Fisher and Michele Lee, during The Vagina Monologues.
The National Pediatric MS Center at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, was established to advance the recognition, evaluation, and treatment of pediatric MS through the creation of a multidisciplinary program dedicated to clinical care and scientific research of children and adolescents with MS. The Center includes a team of experts in MS, pediatric neurology, nursing psychiatry, and neuropsychology. The National Pediatric MS Center has been designated a Center of Excellence by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.