Disappointed Kid

Dear Friends:

MSRI regrets that we have decided to postpone the 2020 hockey game and dinner set for March 22 due to the coronavirus outbreak that was declared today as a pandemic. Although so many worked tirelessly to arrange the event, and despite so many of you supporting our cause, the health and safety of our supporters and participants is our top priority.

As you may know, the Governor of New Jersey has declared a State of Emergency and cases are reported in Camden and Burlington counties and areas surrounding Philadelphia. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has described that there is no known cure and testing kits remain limited. Because authorities have warned against hosting large gatherings, universities have postponed classes and employers have begun to advise employees to remain at home. Consequently, MSRI believes we too must err on the side of caution and delay the event.

To that end, we intend to hold the event at a later date and ask for your permission to hold your contribution until that time. However, we will refund your contribution upon written request, which you can send to our email address at   Your request may take some time to process, so we ask for your patience. In the meantime, we thank you for your continued support and understanding during these difficult times. We encourage everyone to become as informed as possible about the steps necessary to ensure that you and those around you stay safe.


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Since MSRI’s inception, Dr. Greenstein has completed the renovation of the MSRI laboratory and has made significant progress in identifying the cause of MS as well as developing a potential treatment. MSRI needs your help to take Dr. Greenstein’s research to the next level. Please consider purchasing an engraved tile to be placed in the MSRI Laboratory. The tile may honor a loved one, friend or the many lives affected by this disabling disease. Help MSRI FIND the cause, STOP the progression, and CURE MS.

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“Sorry for the delay,” said Dr. Jeffrey Greenstein in a smooth, lightly accented baritone, when he came to the phone after a few minutes. “We just got so engrossed in a problem in the lab, I totally forgot the time.”

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“MS is the prime disabling neurologic condition of young adults,” Greenstein said in explaining why he’s devoted his life to ultimately finding a cure for the disease, which affects as many as 2.5 million people worldwide. “More than any other disease, this is a disease that disables people in their productive years.”

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