Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 22, 2013
The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, also known as The MSA CoalitionSM, announced today that it has completed the most important aspects of officially changing its name from the SDS/MSA Support Group. The new name was officially recognized by the state of Texas in early March, where the 501(c)3 charitable organization is incorporated. Since that time, the organization has obtained service marks for its new name and new logo. In addition, The MSA Coalition has filed its new name with the IRS, the Better Business Bureau and other government agencies, while beginning the process of updating its Internet properties (http://www.MultipleSystemAtrophy.org, Facebook, and Twitter.)
“We are very excited and proud of our new name, The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition,” stated Don Crouse, Board of Directors and volunteer for the Coalition. “Over the past two years or so the organization and its capabilities have really grown. From its founding date until just a few years ago the Support Group struggled to raise money and as such was limited to providing only emotional and educational support to the MSA patient/caregiver community devastated by this rare, disabling and fatal disorder. Three years ago we invested in a new website and we began to see a steady increase in donations. Today, we are much stronger financially and rejuvenated from a volunteer perspective. As such, we decided in late 2012 to change our name to better reflect our new mission, which now expands beyond just support group services to include educational acti
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