Staff from St. Luke Health Services joined colleagues at affiliates Bishop’s Commons, Michaud Residential Health Services and St. Francis Commons to take part in an organization-wide benefit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, during National MS Awareness Week.
For a monetary donation, staff “dressed casually” at work for the day in support of the National MS Society.
“MS is thought to affect more than 2.3 million people worldwide reaching people of all ages and is more prevalent in the community than one might expect,” said Mary Anne Sackman, social worker at St. Luke and the event organizer.
“Because the disease is not contagious or directly inherited and symptoms of MS are unpredictable, it can be difficult to diagnose,” Sackman said.
“That is why the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter appreciates the support of the St. Luke staff during MS Awareness week, as we seek to draw attention to this illness and its effects in our community, while seeking a cure,” she said.