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MS President visits North Country

Mincer talks about upcoming fundraiser in Plattsburgh

Stephanie K. Mincer, President and CEO of the National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter, at the Lake Placid Public Library Feb. 20.

Stephanie K. Mincer, President and CEO of the National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter, at the Lake Placid Public Library Feb. 20. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— The head of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter made a visit to the North Country Feb. 20.

Stephanie Mincer, president and CEO of the chapter, took time to visit with people at the Lake Placid Public Library and talk about the programs and services that they offer.

“I want to get out throughout the chapter and have the chance to talk with people about the treatments and services that we offer,” Mincer said. “We want to get out more into the rural communities and talk with people about what they need for support and help.”

As part of that initiative, the MS Society will be hosting the first MS Walk in the region, to be held at the Plattsburgh Oval on Sunday, May 6.

“We are pretty excited about this first walk in Plattsburgh,” Mincer said. “There will be 21 walk sites across the state on that day, and this will be a very festive day with food, music and prizes. There will be a whole lot going on.”

Mincer said the walk will be a fundraiser based on teams that sign up for the walk, and that a team can be as small or as big as desired.

“It can be two or it can be 25 or more,” she said. “It is a fundraiser for research into MS and there will be a lot of information about MS and educational components there as well. It’s nice to have a walk where we can connect to people.”

Mincer said that interested groups and individuals can register for the walk online at www.msupstateny.org, where they can also find more information about the chapter, which covers a majority of the state with the closest office in Albany, as well as branches in Syracuse, Binghamton, Rochester and Buffalo.

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