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EJ Levy Leader in Fundraising for MS to Appear on the GingerNewYork TV Show, New York City
Elissa "EJ" Levy, Founder of MS Hope for a Cure, Will Discuss her Charity and Upcoming March 2013 Fundraiser, The 10th Annual WABC-TV & Friends vs. MS Benefit, at Blondies Sports Bar. Join the TV Studio Audience. RSVP Required. February 15th, 2pm EST
In February of 2007, she founded MS Hope for a Cure, a 501(c)3 charitable organization http://www.mshopeforacure.org dedicated to raising funds that can make the biggest difference in the shortest amount of time in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. As president of MS Hope for a Cure, EJ leads the fundraising efforts and in its five years the organization raised over 3.5 million dollars and has funded critical research and programs to help all who are living with this debilitating disease.
EJ strongly believes that spreading awareness is as important as raising money. In October 2009, she testified before the FDA Advisory Panel on the experimental drug, Fampridine-SR, that she has been taking for several years. The drug was approved in January 2010 as Ampyra and EJ was featured in a CNN.com article regarding her experiences with the medication. In May of 2011, she appeared on the Today Show with her doctor to discuss this breakthrough drug.
She has also appeared on the ABC Morning Show, the CBS Morning Show and along with her WALK co-captains was on the cover of the spring 2004 issue of Inside MS. She was featured in the first edition of Neurology Now and in December of 2005 was featured in a New York Times article where her section was entitled “Hope”. In 2008 she hosted an educational DVD for the National MS Society in which she interviewed scientists regarding the current research efforts in nervous system repair and protection.
EJ continues to work closely with the National MS Society and in 2011 was appointed to the prestigious NOW Campaign Cabinet, which consists of six people across the country who are dedicated to helping raise 250 million dollars for research by 2015. In July of 2012, EJ was inducted into the NMSS’s Circle of Distinction, which honors individuals who have raised or donated over 1 million dollars to the Society.
EJ is an avid traveler and lover of the outdoors. She is finding new ways to enjoy these activities, in spite of the effects of MS on her physical abilities. She holds a BA from the University of Vermont and an MA in Education from New York University. She was born and raised in New Jersey and currently resides on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.
GingerNewYork found on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) since launching in November, 2010, has been showcasing the “Kool Kats…Gotham Nights” greats of music and culture of New York and beyond. What defines GingerNewYork is its host Ginger Broderick’s unique insight, connection to and pulse on the music and culture of Gotham making GingerNewYork one of the most sought after programs to appear on.
About GingerNewYork host Ginger Broderick:
Broderick perhaps better known to many as “The Media CPA” is a fixture on the media circuit. Ms. Broderick appeared regularly for eight years on weekend morning financial segments for WABC Eyewitness News. She has appeared on Good Day New York, WNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, NY1 and WOR Radio discussing tax-related issues. She has interviewed with top financial publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Wealth Manager.
Ms. Broderick completed her TV Producer’s Certification at Manhattan Neighborhood Network and launched her own talk/variety show, GingerNewYork. Segments of the show are aired LIVE at the MNN studios and taped at the Gibson Guitar showroom/Rehearsal Studios in New York City.
Broderick is a faculty member of Queens College/CUNY Continuing Education Program.
Broderick obtained a B.S. degree in accounting from St. John’s University in New York City and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York.
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