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Eight people honored by Multiple Sclerosis Society

Posted at: 03/15/2013 7:02 PM
Updated at: 03/16/2013 10:45 AM

Eight people who are working to eliminate multiple sclerosis were honored on Friday.

Those eight individuals and two groups received awards during the "On the Move" luncheon, which was hosted by the National MS Society.

Andrea Coggeshell, of Henrietta, received the "Most Inspiration Person" award at the ceremony. Organizers say she set up a library of resources to aid MS patients. She also volunteers for clinical research at the University of Rochester and leads a peer support group.

Coggeshell tells News10NBC that peer support is a big part of living with MS.

"It helps to know what other people are doing with the different things that happened to you when you have MS. It's a hard disease to live with because you never know what's going to happen to you in the next day or so."

Other winners raised thousand of dollar for multiple sclerosis research or dedicated time to raising awareness.