Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week: Preparing for ‘Walk MS’

March 11th, 2013 at 9:01 am by under Jacquie Walker's Newsroom Notebook

March 11-17 is designated as MS Awareness Week — a time to be aware that WNY has one of the highest rates of Multiple Sclerosis in the entire country.  The National MS Society supports research into this unpredictable disease of the central nervous system and offers a wide range of aid to patients. Find details about Walk MS here: http://bit.ly/Y5picq

We invite you to join us for Walk MS, Saturday, May 4th, in a new location this year on the Buffalo waterfront. Joanne Schiffhauer of Orchard Park was diagnosed in 2010.  Ron Surdej of West Seneca has lived with MS for 5 years.  Rich Warden of Silver Creek first learned he had MS 17 years ago.  Christina Douglas of Niagara Falls heard her diagnosis in 2011.

We invite you to join us for Walk MS, Saturday, May 4th, in a new location this year on the Buffalo waterfront. Joanne Schiffhauer of Orchard Park was diagnosed in 2010.  Ron Surdej of West Seneca has lived with MS for 5 years.  Rich Warden of Silver Creek first learned he had MS 17 years ago.  Christina Douglas of Niagara Falls heard her diagnosis in 2011.

We gathered in the WIVB-TV studios to record a public service announcement about Walk MS.  Roy Schrodt was our videographer.

We gathered in the WIVB-TV studios to record a public service announcement about Walk MS.  Roy Schrodt was our videographer.

We have a lot of information to give in under :15 seconds, so the stopwatch is a must!

We have a lot of information to give in under :15 seconds, so the stopwatch is a must!

A video shoot requires patience and more than one take!

A video shoot requires patience and more than one take!

With the green screen behind us, you will see a different background in the finished PSA.

With the green screen behind us, you will see a different background in the finished PSA.

Director Jim Diavastes gives us cues with Maria Batt and Christy Missico of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society watching the action.

Director Jim Diavastes gives us cues with Maria Batt and Christy Missico of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society watching the action.

It's not over until Director Jim Diavastes says it's over!

It’s not over until Director Jim Diavastes says it’s over!

All who participated in the shoot pose for one last photo on the News 4 set.  We hope you will join us to raise money for patient aid and research on May 4 at Walk MS.

All who participated in the shoot pose for one last photo on the News 4 set.  We hope you will join us to raise money for patient aid and research on May 4 at Walk MS.

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