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$10,000 Grant from the Roslyn Savings Foundation benefits Long Island Chapter’s Respite Program.

The Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society received a donation of $10,000 from the Roslyn Savings Foundation.  The funds are restricted to the Respite Care Program.  The program is designed to keep families in tact by giving care-givers much needed time off to conduct business, run errands for the household or to enjoy some private time to rejuvenate.

L to R Gene Veigl, Programs Director and Marian Conway, Executive Director, Roslyn Savings Foundation. 


 Home Modifications Project funded by
The Karen F. Ohlenschlaeger Foundation

Sal Capanzano Home Modification
Pictured (l to r) Pamela Mastrota, President & CEO, Long Island Chapter and Sal Capanzano, recipient 

Sal Capanzano is the happy recipient of a $10,000 remodeling of his home as the winner of the Long Island Chapter’s Home Modifications Project.  The Home Modifications Project is an initiative to improve the lives of those living with multiple sclerosis by updating their homes to accommodate the needs of those with limited mobility as a result of MS.

The Home Modifications Project was sponsored by the Karen F. Ohlenschlaeger Foundation.  When Karen lost her battle with MS, her sister, Patty Caruso, decided to do something to honor Karen’s memory in a positive and meaningful way. And, with the love and support of Karen’s family, the Karen F. Ohlenschlaeger (KFO) Foundation was born.  Karen’s husband, Bill, first read about the project in the MS Connection, he knew that it was a perfect fit for her foundation.  He explained, “Our mission is to help individuals who are living with MS with things that hospitalization doesn’t cover.  All of us at the Foundation knew this was a prefect way to affect the life of an individual and their family which is very important to us.”

The Foundation sponsors numerous fundraising events, including their annual Golf Classic/Texas Hold Em Tournament, held for the second time this past July.  The funds were raised for the Home Improvements Project, the family reviewed the applications and work has begun to benefit the Capanzano family.  The Foundation hopes to award a second grant next year.


 United Way

Barbara Travis, Vice President of Donor Development receiving $1,000 check
presented by United Way President and CEO Christopher Hahn

United Way of Long Island Announces
Garden City Fund Recipient
Long Island Chapter recognized for efforts  

The Garden City Fund of United Way of Long Island works to change and improve lives in and around the Garden City community by improving access to health care, reducing hunger, supporting children and youth and assisting our neighbors in need.

Massapequa Wellness Center
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The Massapequa Wellness Center, through a relationship fostered by the The Long Island Way, made a committment to the Long Island Chapter of the National MS Society to JOIN THE MOVEMENT and raise monies for people living with MS on Long Island.  They devised a fun and unique way of charting their fundraising efforts (see photo below).  The Massapequa Wellness Center also participates in the bikeMS Twin Forks Ride as part of team LI Way.

MWC progress chart