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National MS Society Drives Along with Cadillac and GM

Published Jan 31st 2008, 1:49pm by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles

Mssociety This Year the Auto Show is Not Just About Cars

My son 35 has MS I am grateful to the National MS Society and for the good work they are doing. The MS Society helped my family by providing in-home support during my son's recovery from a tragic car accident as the result of a MS Flare up. Kudo's to GM for their support of the National MS Society during NAIAS 2008.

Here are the details:

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Michigan Chapter had a unique presence at this year’s North American International Auto Show, thanks to the generosity of a major supporter, General Motors.

In an effort to raise awareness of their drive to create a world free of Multiple Sclerosis, the Michigan Chapter of the National MS Society occupied a corner of the Cadillac display on the main floor of Cobo Hall, throughout the auto show. Starting with the Press Preview opening, January 13, 2008, the members of National MS Society were on hand to staff their display until the public show closed on January 27th.

X08ca_ct024l “This in an unprecedented opportunity for us to promote our efforts, programs, initiatives and progress to more than 750,000 auto show attendees, as we battle MS,” comments Elana Sullivan, National MS Society Michigan Chapter President. “This opportunity came upon us rather suddenly and we’re excited to have this tremendous exposure. We’re so grateful for GM’s generosity,” Sullivan continued.

At the show, the National MS Society distributed information about treatment, research highlights, direct assistance to those coping with MS, and their year long fundraising efforts. Information on the da Vinci Awards, an annual program saluting advances in mobility enhancement and universal design, was also available.

For more information, contact the Michigan Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at 800-243-5767, or log onto

For every dollar donated to the local National MS Society Chapter, 87% goes to research, programs and services for more than 18,000 people living with MS in Michigan.

MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50 state network of chapters. We fund more MS research, provide more services to people with MS, offer more professional education and further more advocacy than any other MS organization in the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. We are people who want to do something about MS now. Join the movement at

Jodyandpatty Jody DeVere

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