Home Add to Favorite Contact Submit  
           26 November, 2020


    
Category:  Press » Music

 

Country music star Clay Walker supporting MS research at UT-Houston

Popularity:
         Views: 2261
2007-03-06 04:45:22     
James Dyson

Performance at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, country music star Clay Walker presented a $100,000 check to support multiple sclerosis (MS) research at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

The check, from Walker's Band Against MSSM Foundation, was presented to Jerry S. Wolinsky, M.D., interim dean of the UT Medical School. Also on stage for the presentation was Ponnada Narayana, Ph.D., director of magnetic resonance imaging research at the medical school.

"We are delighted that Clay continues to have the confidence in our research programs in multiple sclerosis, particularly in imaging research that is leading to a better understanding of the disease," said Wolinsky, holder of the Bartels Family and Opal C. Rankin Professorships in Neurology. "And I am particularly happy to see how well Clay is able to run around on stage."

Wolinsky directs the Multiple Sclerosis Research Group and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis Center at the UT Medical School. The research group is internationally known for its work with imaging and clinical trials.

"After working with Jerry for the last 10 years, it is obvious why he is one of the leading researchers in MS. He has been a wonderful friend and has relieved the anxiety of managing this disease," said Walker, who was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS at age 26 in 1996. "It is my personal belief that Band Against MSSM, our foundation, will be a leading contributor in finding the cure for this debilitating disease."

The gift will be used for imaging research to better understand the basis of the disease. MS is a chronic, autoimmune disease that turns the body's own defense system into a powerful, destructive weapon aimed at the central nervous system. There is no cure for MS yet, but prescription drugs can help slow its progress and ease symptoms in some patients.

Since 2004, Band Against MSSM has given $350,000 for MS research at the UT Medical School. Walker founded the foundation in 2003 to help others learn more about the disease and provide funding for imaging research, new therapy options and, ultimately, a cure.

Specialized in: Clay Walker - Ms - Ut Houston - Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo - Multiple Sclerosis - The University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston - Band Against Ms - Jerry Wolinsky - Ponnada Narayana
URL: http://publicaffairs.uth.tmc.edu
Print press release      Bookmark this page
Related Press releases 
Commercial Integrator Honors Technomedia Solutions as "Entertainment Integrator of the Year" (Popularity: ): FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 8, 2012 -- Technomedia Solutions has been honored by leading industry publication Commercial Integrator as "Entertainment Integrator of the Year." The International audio visual media technology and content production firm was recognized as one of the world's foremost innovative companies of its type in the entertainment industry. Providing cutting edge design and development in theme parks, smart app design, interactive innovations, large projection experiences, 3D, and 4D ...
Madonna and Iconix Brand Group's MG Icon Announces First Fashion Partnership With Macy's Inc. (Popularity: ): MG ICON, the newly formed joint venture between Madonna and Iconix Brand Group, Inc., (Nasdaq: ICON) announced its first direct-to-retail license agreement with Macy's, Inc. for the "Material Girl" collection. "Material Girl" is a newly created, fast-fashion junior collection that will launch exclusively in approximately 200 Macy's stores and online at www.macys.com in August 2010 for the back-to-school season. As part of the direct-to-retail agreement, Macy's will have the opportunity ...
Kurds Demand Apology from Canadian PM Stephen Harper (Popularity: ): On Friday, September 4, 2009, Kurds and their supporters will be gathering at the Canadian Embassy in Washington , D.C. (from 12:00pm-2:00pm) to protest the arrest of Kurdish folk singer, poet and activist Sivan Perwer and demand a formal apology from Canadian PM Stephen Harper to Sivan Perwer and to the Kurdish people. A similar demonstration, sponsored by The Greater Toronto Kurdish House, is being held on Saturday, September 5, ...
VIDEO from Medialink and Procter & Gamble: Gain Fanatic Mandy Moore Talks of Love at First Sniff (Popularity: ): Do you remember your first time? That is, the first time you fell in love with the scent of Gain. Valentine's Day is near, love is in the air and it's the perfect time to reflect on the moment you fell in love ... with Gain. Recording artist, actress and self-proclaimed Gain fanatic, Mandy Moore, is sharing with America the story of when she first fell in love with the ...
Marc Anthony, Paulina Rubio, Among Latino Celebrities Slated to Perform at Latino Inaugural Gala (Popularity: ): The 2009 Latino Inaugural Gala committee announced today a slate of celebrated artists and entertainers confirmed to participate in the festivities taking place on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Union Station (www.LatinoInauguralGala2009.org). Among the artists slated to appear are: Marc Anthony, Paulina Rubio, Rosario Dawson, Tony Plana, War, Cucu Diamantes & Yerba Buena, Elida Reyna, and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano. Additional big name artists and celebrities are expected ...

Press release home snapshot 


Related Business 
The Band Against MS Foundation (Popularity: ): Country singer Clay Walker's fundraising organization for multiple sclerosis.
Online Country Music Channel (Popularity: ): Total Country is a country music website where you can connect with other country music fans. You will find information on Australian and International country music artists
Malletjazz.com (Popularity: ): Provides mallet percussion music from James Walker, The Vokes-Walker Duo, and the Mahoney-Walker electronic percussion duo. Includes guest book, online lessons page, links, and tour dates.
Houston Events (Popularity: ): Know Houston Events, Houston Parties, Local Houston Events, Houston Movies, Houston Entertainment, Houston Clubs, Houston Bars, Houston Hotels, Houston Restaurants, Houston Shops, Houston Nightlife and Houston Happy Hour - socialevening.
Clay Walker.com (Popularity: ): Official Site
ClayGalaxy.com ::The Galaxy Of Star Clay Aiken:: (Popularity: ): A clay Aiken fan site that includes video/audio, wallpapers, photos and a message.
Country Weekly Online (Popularity: ): Country music and entertainment magazine. News about and profiles of country music and country's biggest stars
Houston Early Music (Popularity: ): Houston Early Music presents historically-informed performances of early music in concerts featuring internationally renowned vocal, instrumental, and chamber musicians.
The Country Parson (Popularity: ): Christian Country music radio program that brings encouragment and hope to those who love Country Music.
Walker, Debra (Popularity: ): Site includes images of current work by Walker and links to galleries and publiser. Walker is an internationally recognized painter based in San Francisco.