MDA's Wings Over Wall Street Reaches High in Today's Economic Low

New York financial leaders raised a net of $706,000 to fight ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) last Thursday night at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Proceeds from the 8th annual MDA’s Wings Over Wall Street®, a favorite event of New York City’s Wall Street, financial services, and business communities, support the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s research to eradicate ALS, a progressive and deadly motor neuron disease.

Several special awards were presented at the event. Neurologist Christopher Henderson received the Diamond Award, which is given to a scientific leader dedicated to eradicating ALS. Henderson is Co-Director of the Center for Motor Neuron Disease and a Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at Columbia University. The award is named in honor of Toni Diamond, a former United Airlines flight attendant who passed away from ALS. Diamond and her husband, Warren Schiffer, founded the Wings event, and Warren continues the fight in her honor each year.  More...

Posted on: Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 12:00 am