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Staff from Across St. Luke Family of Caring Show Support during MS Awareness Week

OSWEGO – 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.

Pictured taking part in the St. Luke staff fundraiser in support of the National Multiple Awareness Week are St. Luke Health Services staff members (left to right) Sue Burdick, RN; Cathy Maxam, RN; Mary Anne Sackman, Social Worker; Bernice Strother, Clinical Nutrition Manager; Vicki Nelson, RN; and Jennifer Kuryla, Diet Tech. For a donation staff at all four affiliates of The St. Luke Family of Caring were able to “dress casually” at work for the day. All proceeds went to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter.
Pictured taking part in the St. Luke staff fundraiser in support of the National Multiple Awareness Week are St. Luke Health Services staff members (left to right) Sue Burdick, RN; Cathy Maxam, RN; Mary Anne Sackman, Social Worker; Bernice Strother, Clinical Nutrition Manager; Vicki Nelson, RN; and Jennifer Kuryla, Diet Tech. For a donation staff at all four affiliates of The St. Luke Family of Caring were able to “dress casually” at work for the day. All proceeds went to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter.

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.

Sackman added, “Because the disease is not contagious or directly inherited and symptoms of MS are unpredictable, it can be difficult to diagnose. 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.”