Crown Princess Maxima at MS Research Foundation Anniversary

  December 15, 2010 at 4:55 pm by

In the evening of December 14, Princess Maxima was present at the start of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the MS Research Foundation in Castellum Theater in Alphen aan de Rijn. The Princess presented, along with children with nerve disease multiple sclerosis (MS), the Fellowship to Dr.J. van Horssen. This biennial award is presented to a talent for research into MS. Next to a sculpture, the researcher receives a cash prize of 430,000Euros.

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With this money, a private research line is established for a period of four years. After the presentation of the Fellowship, the play “Duet for One” was performed. This play is based on the life of the famous British cellist, Jacqueline du Pre, who at the height of her career was diagnosed with MS.

The MS Research Foundation promotes and supports scientific research into the causes and solutions of this chronic disease. The Foundation not only provides information to a wide audience, but also subsidizes initiatives in the interest of patient care.

According to the Foundation, 1 in 1,000 people in the Netherlands suffer from MS, a disease of the central nervous system, brains and spinal cord.

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