MUSIC ARTIST DAVID OSMOND TO VISIT ATLANTA TO KICK OFF
OUR VOICE IN SONG™ MULTI-CITY TOUR<\strong>
WHAT: David Osmond – music artist and relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) patient advocate – will visit Atlanta as part of the launch of Our Voice in Song™, a campaign by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation that uses music and resources to help inspire people living with relapsing MS to become more active managers of their disease. While in town, David will also perform at a local MS awareness walk.
David – nephew of Donny and Marie and former contestant on American Idol will talk about his personal journey with relapsing MS and the turning points that made him better manage his disease. He can also talk about why he has chosen to work to empower those with relapsing MS to actively manage the disease and share tools and resources from the campaign to help them. David will also gladly do a live performance of his original song “I Can Do This,” which he wrote based on advice from his family when he was diagnosed.
A physician will also be available for interviews to discuss questions related to relapsing MS, including how things have changed for the community and the importance of being your own advocate.
WHY: MS, an unpredictable, chronic disease of the central nervous system often diagnosed during the prime of one’s life, affects about 400,000 Americans and can lead to disability
Through Our Voice in Song™, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and David hope to inspire people living with relapsing MS to raise their voices and become their own advocates in managing the disease.