Medical Guardian and National Multiple Sclerosis Society Event Named Philadelphia Business Journal Faces of Philanthropy Honoree

Preakness at the Piazza annual fundraiser has raised over $500,000 to
benefit multiple sclerosis research and assistance

, in partnership with the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society
, has been named a Faces of Philanthropy
honoree by the Philadelphia Business Journal for their annual Preakness
at the Piazza fundraiser benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis
Society of the Greater Delaware Valley. Preakness at the Piazza was
established by Medical Guardian founder and CEO Geoff Gross in 2013. The
event revolves around the Preakness Stakes in May and has raised over
$500,000 to date. Proceeds from the event benefit over 15,000
Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware residents living with multiple
sclerosis (MS) in addition to national research.

“After a close friend was diagnosed with MS, I soon realized the disease
received very little attention or philanthropic dollars from young
professionals,” said Geoff Gross, founder and CEO of Medical Guardian.
“Four years ago I launched the first Preakness at the Piazza to generate
awareness of MS among the young workforce in Philadelphia and it has
since grown into a must-see event in the city. Each year, I am humbled
by the amazing turn out at Preakness at the Piazza and look forward to
raising over one million dollars to directly help those affected by MS
in our region.”

The Preakness at the Piazza attracts 1,500 attendees each year. Known as
the “fashion event of the year”, guests typically arrive in their best
derby-themed garb. The fifth annual event will take place on Saturday,
May 20, at The Piazza in Northern Liberties.

“Events like the Preakness at the Piazza help us get one step closer to
a world free of MS,” said Kevin Moffitt, president of the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society. “Geoff’s commitment to raising funds and
awareness for MS is inspiring, and we deeply appreciate the efforts of
everyone involved with making the Preakness at the Piazza a success year
after year.”

Medical Guardian and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will be
recognized at an awards program on Thursday, April 6, hosted by the
Philadelphia Business Journal. For more information about Preakness at
the Piazza visit:

About Medical Guardian

Founded in 2005, Medical Guardian is a leading provider of Personal
Emergency Response Systems (PERS) headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa.
Medical Guardian provides reliable, affordable medical alert devices and
superior support to individuals who want an independent, active
lifestyle. The company serves tens of thousands of clients across the
country, providing them with renewed sense of independence, and their
loved ones with peace of mind knowing that help is just a push of a
button away. Learn more about Medical Guardian by visiting,
and Twitter.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by
multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its
tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Last year alone,
through our comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society
devoted more than $100 million to connect approximately one million
people affected by MS to the connections, information and resources they
need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested
$42 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects
around the world. We are united in our collective power to do something
about MS now and end this disease forever. Learn more at

Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a
difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options
by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National
MS Society at
or 1-800-344-4867.


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