Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2006
J. Stokes & Associates Public Relations today announced that it has been retained by the Northern California Chapter of the National MS Society to develop and implement a comprehensive ongoing public relations program for the chapter, which serves 10,500 individuals who are affected by multiple sclerosis in 41 counties from the Central Valley to the Oregon border.
The relationship is part of a major push on the part of the Northern California Chapter of the National MS Society to help bring the MS issue into greater prominence in the region. J. Stokes & Associates will be responsible for developing comprehensive ongoing programs and communications strategies that help boost contributions to the chapter and generate increased awareness for and participation in the chapter’s events.
“We are thrilled to be working with J. Stokes & Associates,” said Joanne Neuman, president of the Northern California Chapter of the National MS Society. “Their commitment to fighting MS stems from personal experience, and that’s something that is very important to us. We believe that this is just the first step in a long and successful relationship that will play an important role in our effort to move MS into the spotlight.”
J. Stokes and Associates has significant experience developing communications programs for non-profit clients. Previous clients have included the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and One Warm Coat.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to help promote the great work the Northern California Chapter of the National MS Society is doing for so many Northern Californians living with MS,” said Dan Stokes, executive vice president for J. Stokes & Associates. “I lost a sister to MS and we have several employees in our office whose families have been affected by the disease as well; so our new client fits us well on both professional and personal levels.”
About J. Stokes & Associates
Today and for the last 30 years, J. Stokes & Associates Public Relations has been providing communications services to companies that are ready to activate positive change — to initiate awareness, shift opinion, or capture the lead. Engaging a broad spectrum of target audiences across several industries, the firm’s seasoned and talented team of public relations practitioners serves as an advocate for its clients and a trusted resource for the media. From Gen-Y gamers to retired investors, J. Stokes & Associates delivers relevant information across all media channels, market-by-market or nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.jstokes.com.
About the National MS Society, Northern California Chapter
Celebrating more than 50 years in the fight against multiple sclerosis, the Northern California Chapter of the National MS Society serves more than 10,500 individuals who are affected by MS in 41 counties, from the Central Valley to the Oregon border. The chapter places emphasis on wellness and is committed to the empowerment of all people affected by MS by providing peer and emotional support, education, material assistance, recreational opportunities, advocacy and information and referral services. All funds are privately raised and 78 cents of every dollar directly benefits persons affected by MS through support of local programs, services and research to find a cause, cure and better treatments for those living with MS.
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