Myelin Project of Canada: Blossom into Spring Gala

    TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Myelin is the white matter that insulates and
protects the central nervous system. Leukodystrophies and autoimmune diseases,
such as MS destroy this protective cover, obstructing messages the brain sends
to various parts of the body. This can produce a wide range of severe symptoms
such as loss of mobility, vision and cognitive functions.
    The 3rd Annual Myelin Project Dinner and Dance Gala will be held on
Saturday March 7th, 2009 at Da Vinci Banquet Hall. This year's theme, Blossom
into Spring, symbolizes hope and a better life for thousands of Canadians
stricken with myelin related diseases. Cocktails will be served at 6:00PM
followed by dinner at 7:00PM. Tickets are priced at $90 for adults and $45 for
    In attendance we are pleased and proud to have Augusto Odone, founder of
the Myelin Project, Oumouri Hassane, Lorenzo's caregiver, Ian Duncan,
Scientific researcher, Dr. Margaret Weis, the current President of the Myelin
Project, Candace Root, Executive Director, Vaughan Mayor Linda Jackson,
Regional Councilor Gino Rosati and Mark Liley a philanthropist from the UK.

    The Myelin Project is an international grass roots organization whose
mission is to accelerate medical research on myelin repair. Behind the Myelin
Project is a multinational gathering of families struck by one demyelinating
disease or another. Refusing to accept the conventional view that science
cannot be hurried, this group is committed to advancing the breakthrough when
myelin can be restored.

    Dear Editor,
    We would be very pleased to have you join us as our guest at this year's
Gala and possibly cover the event. Please contact Merilena Carinci (see below)
for two complimentary tickets.

For further information:

For further information: Merilena Carinci, Myelin Project of Canada,
(905) 893-4926,; Helen Hatzis,,
(416) 508-5652

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