Seasonal Dinner Raises $25,000 for Pediatric MS Research at Stony Brook

 

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    Seasonal Dinner Raises $25,000 for Pediatric MS Research at Stony Brook

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., December 22, 2011 – “A Season of Giving” was the theme at the Second Annual Harvest Sunset Dinner

    (L to R): Ron Rogé, Honoree Rosanne Rogé, Jo Biederman and Dr. Lauren Krupp, Director, National Pediatric MS Center at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital.

    to support the National Pediatric MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Center at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, where vital medical research is conducted to decode the mysteries of MS. The event was held at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook on November 17. More than $25,000 was raised to support the Center’s research and clinical programs.

    Highlighting the Harvest Sunset Dinner was the presentation of the “Woman of Distinction” award, given to Rosanne Rogé, the Managing Director of Client Services at the wealth management firm R.W. Rogé & Company, Inc., headquartered in Bohemia, N.Y. She has been named one of the 50 most influential women in wealth management by AdvisorOne. Ms. Rogé was recognized for her dedication to improving the lives of children living with MS and to the National Pediatric MS Center’s annual MS Teen Adventure Program.

    Also recognized were Patricia Melville, NP-C, and Maria Milazzo, RN, CPNP for their dedication and work in service of those living with MS.

    Paul Anthony of WALK FM was MC at the event, which included live and silent auctions, a wonderful meal from the chefs at Villa Lombardi’s, and dancing courtesy of In the Mood Productions.

    The National Pediatric MS Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center, part of Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, 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 team of experts in MS, pediatric neurology, nursing psychiatry, and neuropsychology. The National Pediatric MS Center has been designated a Center of Excellence by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.