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Summer Soiree to Benefit Pediatric MS

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NMS-LogoThursday, August 5

The Fifth Annual Summer Soiree, presented by the National Pediatric MS Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center is an evening of music, dance, and dining to benefit pediatric MS research at the Center. Live music performed by the popular B-Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band, highlights the  event, which takes place at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Thursday, August 5, at 6:45 pm.

The Summer Soiree will honor Ron Rizzo of Ron Rizzo Jewelry of East Hills. Rizzo has been instrumental in supporting numerous causes through hospitals and non-profit organizations in the region. He has designed a special butterfly necklace/pin signifying hope for people with MS. It will be featured and sold during the evening.

“The National Pediatric MS Center at Stony Brook is thrilled to honor Ron Rizzo for his  extraordinary generosity, commitment, and creativity in supporting the Pediatric MS Center” said Director Lauren B. Krupp.

A portion of the event proceeds will also benefit the Team Adventure Camp Program, an annual summer camp program for teenagers with MS.

In addition to the live B-Street Band performance, guests will be entertained by Rizzo and James Ryan performing an acoustic duet. A buffet and vast array of silent auction items will round out the evening. Dress is summer casual. Tickets are $150 per person; sponsorships are available.

The National Pediatric MS Center at SBUMC 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 multidisciplinary team of experts in MS, pediatric neurology, nursing psychiatry, and neuropsychology. Funded in part by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Center has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the Society.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please call Jo Biederman at (631) 444-8096, or e-mail

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