I mentioned yesterday that last week #MSBoston2014 was held here. It was a meeting of over 8,000 scientists presenting their MS research. It was held in Back Bay at the Hynes Convention Center and since the Pru is attached Genzyme used it as an opportunity to have an exhibit that could raise awareness and allow people to experience some of the more common symptoms.
I was invited by Ilana who works for a PR company and Genzyme is one of her clients. She found my blog somehow and wanted to get my opinion on the exhibit! I was more than happy to check it out especially since it included a dinner date with a friend afterwards!
Oh and that wine glass - that was about the amount of wine I felt I needed the night I attended this exhibit after a particularly busy/stressful day at work!
I think Genzyme did an excellent job with their "Challenge MS" exhibit. It raised awareness for sure. Just in the time I was there I saw a ton of "regular" people walk by and check it out. How cool that people were willing to take a few minutes out of their evening to learn more about MS!
If you tweeted during the event to @genzymecorp using hashtag #GZChallengeMS they will pledge volunteer hours to the MS community (one hour for each tweet). Very cool!