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Fundraiser for MSA held in Pittsford

Posted at: 02/02/2013 11:25 PM

People from around the area came out to the Burgundy Basin in Pittsford  Saturday night to support a great cause.

The Gary Brown Foundation for MSA held a fundraiser to help those who are impacted by this rare and unusual disease.

MSA, or multiple system atrophy, is a chronic degeneration of nerve cells, which causes permanent loss of motor skills and bodily functions.

News10NBC had the chance to speak with one local couple that has been directly affected by the disease.

“Everyone's support has been wonderful, very gratifying to know that so many people care and they've showed up to be part of this event and the awareness is such an important part of this,” said David and Rosemary Haller.

The ultimate goal is to one day find a cure for MSA, but in the meantime the foundation works to help those afflicted by the disease live a normal life as much as possible.