Boston Cure Project For Multiple Sclerosis Hosts Third Annual Party For MS

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Belinda Vandervoort, belinda@bostoncure.org, 781-235-2882
Krista Milne, krista.milne@comcast.net, 617/969-0770
Art Mellor, art@bostoncure.org, 781/487-0008

BOSTON CURE PROJECT FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL PARTY FOR MS

Waltham, MA - October 21, 2003 - The Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis today announced its free Third Annual Boston Cure Party for Multiple Sclerosis on November 22 from 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at the MIT Faculty Club, 50 Memorial Drive, 6th floor, in Cambridge, Mass. The Party for MS features expert presentations on Multiple Sclerosis--intermixed with music, food, and a cash bar. RSVP via www.bostoncure.org/rsvp or 781/788-0880. Cocktail attire is encouraged.

This year's Party for MS features a presentation on current Multiple Sclerosis research by Dr. Gerald Fischbach, Dean of the Columbia Medical School and the former Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Discuss the immunology of MS, will be Dr. Michael Racke, the Vice Chairman of Neurology Research and the Director of Neuroimmunology Research at the University of Texas Southwestern. Dr. Racke's lecture is a pre-party presentation at 6:00 p.m. and requires special notification in the RSVP.

The Boston Cure Project founders, Art Mellor and Dr. Timothy Vartanian, will provide an update on the Boston Cure Project's Multidisciplinary Blood, Tissue and Data Bank and recap the significant milestones achieved this year.

The Boston Cure Party for MS is free thanks to generous sponsorships from Biogen, Inc., Teva Neuroscience, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Clockwork Design Group, Inc. and Feeley and Driscoll, P.C.

Art Mellor says, "We're extremely grateful to our sponsors and high-caliber presenters who make this Party for MS a free, fun and highly educational event."

Individuals or businesses interested in supporting the Boston Cure Project can contribute via www.bostoncure.org or by sending a check to: Boston Cure Project, 13 Belton St., Arlington, Mass. 02474.

About The Boston Cure Project

The Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, www.bostoncure.org, is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to curing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by determining its causes. Boston Cure Project believes this effort can be accelerated by organizing the research process and encouraging collaboration between research organizations and clinicians. A "Cure Map" is currently being developed by the Boston Cure Project to establish what is known and what is not known about the causes of MS. From the Cure Map, Boston Cure Project will facilitate research most likely to reveal the causes of MS in the shortest time through a large-scale, multidisciplinary, MS Repository. For more information about the Boston Cure Project or to make a corporate or individual donation, call 781/487-0008, visit bostoncure.org, or send an email to info-web0706@bostoncure.org.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system that often results in severe disability including the inability to walk, blindness, cognitive dysfunction, extreme fatigue and other serious symptoms. MS affects over 400,000 people in the US and 2 million individuals worldwide. The disorder occurs twice as often in women as in men. The cause is not known and there is no known cure.