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07/06/2010

CLAY WALKER AND BAMS DONATE $50,000 TO PEDIATRIC MS RESEARCH

Walker, Band Against MS Continues Support of Dr. Lauren Krupp’s Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Research

NASHVILLE, TENN. (July 6, 2010) – Last Wednesday, multi-platinum recording artist Clay Walker and his charity organization, Band Against MS (BAMS), made a $50,000 donation to Dr. Lauren Krupp during the Third Annual Clay Walker Charity Classic’s Gala event at the world-renown Pebble Beach Resorts. BAMS’ donation will help support Krupp’s research on childhood multiple sclerosis (MS) at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, N.Y. With this donation, BAMS has contributed more than $150,000 to Krupp and the National Pediatric MS Center.

The tournament’s Gala event raised more than $100,000 from live and silent auctions which will be used to fund education for those living with MS, research and to further support the mission and goals of BAMS. To date, BAMS has raised more than $2 million to fight MS.

About Stony Brook:

The National Pediatric MS Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center 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.

About Band Against MS:

Band Against MS, Inc., (BAMS) is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity committed to providing educational information for those living with multiple sclerosis, funding programs researching a cure for multiple sclerosis, and funding programs helping those living with the disease. Nationally acclaimed recording artist Clay Walker established BAMS in February 2003 because he wanted to help others living with the same disease he has battled since 1996. More information about BAMS is available at www.bandagainstms.org. Follow the organization on Twitter @BandAgainstMS or become a fan on Facebook by clicking here.

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Pictured Left to Right: Clay Walker, founder and chairman of BAMS; Dr. Lauren Krupp, Stony Brook University; Dr. Jerry Wolinsky, last year’s donation recipient, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Photo credit: Christine Bush


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