Amy Schumer and Paul Shaffer Join Forces To Raise $2.5 Million For MS Research

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Stars Come Out to Help End Multiple Sclerosis at Tisch MS Research Center of New York’s Future Without MS Gala

“I’m truly overwhelmed by the encouragement and financial support that we received, as it is translating into our patients showing promising repair and regeneration.” - Dr. Saud A. Sadiq

The Tisch MS Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) announced today that their continued efforts to raise $10 million for the Center’s unprecedented stem cell research received a major boost. Legendary musician Paul Shaffer and star comedian Amy Schumer actively participated in support of their annual Future Without MS Gala at The Plaza Hotel on October 27th, 2016 raising 2.5 million dollars for MS research.

Over 400 guests were in attendance to show their support for the dedicated work of the Tisch MS Research Center, and to hear first-hand the progress being made in MS research. Tisch MSRCNY is the only center with a FDA approved stem cell clinical trial for MS in the United States.

“My deepest gratitude to our special guests and all in attendance,” said Dr. Saud A. Sadiq, Director and Chief Research Scientist at Tisch MSRCNY. He added, “I’m truly overwhelmed by the encouragement and financial support that we received, as it is translating into our patients showing promising repair and regeneration.”

About Tisch MS Research Center of New York
The Tisch MS Research Center of New York is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to finding the cause of and cure for MS, by conducting groundbreaking medical research and accelerating the pace at which research discoveries translate from lab bench to bedside. The Center aims to identify the cause of MS, understand disease mechanisms, optimize therapies, and repair the damage caused by MS, while offering patients access to the best and most advanced treatment possible. The Center's medical research is designed to understand all aspects of MS, including research at the cellular and molecular levels, in order to treat and cure multiple sclerosis.

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