SOURCE: Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

August 15, 2007 11:47 ET

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) Wins a Telly Award

MSAA Receives a Silver Telly for Its Web Video Series "A Closer Look At Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms, Part 1" and Launches a Second Video "A Closer Look at the Importance of MS Treatment Adherence"

CHERRY HILL, NJ--(Marketwire - August 15, 2007) - The Silver Telly was awarded to MSAA and VCS, a video production company located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, for the web video "A Closer Look At Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms, Part 1." This video is the first in a series titled "A Closer Look," which is part of MSAA's Multiple Sclerosis Information (MSi) Program. The MSi Program provides viewers with an extensive resource guide on multiple sclerosis (MS) and helps clients acquire the support they need while coping with the challenges of MS.

Through MSi, MSAA offers on-demand video programming and interactive communication features that bring knowledge and empowerment into the privacy and comfort of a person's home. As a part of this initiative, "A Closer Look" will focus on numerous MS topics such as the value of MRIs, the need for early treatment, stress management, and many other real-life issues important to the MS community. The second video in this installment, "A Closer Look at the Importance of MS Treatment Adherence" is now available on the MSAA website (

"MSAA is extremely proud to have received a Telly Award for our first MSi video production," states MSAA President and CEO, Doug Franklin. "The capacity to deliver more information and more services to people with MS nationwide will be greatly enhanced using web technology." Franklin continues, "To receive an industry recognition award for excellence in our first effort is another example of the high premium MSAA puts on providing quality service in all that we do."

Since 1979, the Telly Awards has been the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest film and video productions, and groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films. A record 14,362 entries from all 50 states and around the world entered this year's competition. Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of a Silver Telly, the highest honor. Other outstanding work is awarded a Bronze Telly.

For more information, please contact Amanda Bednar at (800) 532-7667, extension 122 or via email at

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is a national nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. MSAA offers programs and services including a toll-free Helpline (1-800-532-7667); support groups; equipment ranging from grab bars to wheelchairs; MRI funding and insurance advocacy; educational literature including a quarterly magazine, "The Motivator"; lending library; cooling program for heat-sensitive individuals; educational programs; and more.

To make a donation to MSAA or to inquire about volunteering or fundraising, please contact MSAA at (800) 532-7667, extension 159 or visit MSAA's website at for information.

The most common neurological disorder diagnosed in young adults, multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. This disorder damages or destroys the protective covering (known as myelin) surrounding the nerves, causing reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways. Common symptoms include visual problems, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty with balance and coordination, and various levels of impaired mobility. MS is not contagious or fatal.

Contact Information

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    Amanda Bednar
    Public Relations Manager
    (800) 532-7667, extension 122
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