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Dr. Elizabeth Minto, assistant professor of neurology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and a neurologist with USA Physicians Group, recently was the guest speaker for an awards ceremony hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Greater Mobile for the Greater Mobile MS Leadership Class.
Members of the MS Leadership Class are professionals throughout Mobile who have demonstrated the ability to make a difference in the quality of the lives of others. Because of their efforts, these leaders were invited to partner with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in its movement to create a world free of MS. Through participation in the campaign, members have an opportunity to build a network with other business professionals who are also committed to a vision of a better community and a better world.
As a participant in the program last year and the highest earning fundraiser in last year’s program, Dr. Minto was asked to speak at this year’s ceremony about things that MS patients wish others knew, such as how many of the symptoms of MS are invisible and that the disease is extremely variable from one individual to another. It is also important for patients to know that there are many current treatments available to alter the progress of the disease.
“None of our currently available treatments for MS can reverse or prevent the disease; that is what makes work like that of the MS Leadership class so vital. This year's class has raised almost $60,000 toward MS research and programs for patients living with the disease in South Alabama,” Dr. Minto said.
Devon Walsh, news anchor for WKRG News Five of Mobile, was the emcee for the event.
For more information about Greater Mobile MS Leadership Class, click here.
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