Media Advisory: State Health Commissioner, Governor's Office to Meet with 7-year-old MDA Ambassador Derek Murphy

On Wednesday, October 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the Blue Room of the Capitol Building, State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., and Valerie Grey, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services for Governor David A. Paterson, will meet with 7-year-old Derek Murphy, 2008 New York State Muscular Dystrophy Association Goodwill Ambassador.

Who

7-year-old Muscular Dystrophy Association Goodwill Ambassador Derek Murphy with State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., and Valerie Grey, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services, along with Derek's parents and siblings and Lisa Henderson, District Director, Eastern New York Chapter, MDA.

What

Photo opportunity and brief press availability with 7-year-old Derek Murphy, Commissioner Daines, Secretary Grey and others to raise awareness about Muscular Dystrophy. Approximately 250,000 Americans have some form of Muscular Dystrophy.

Where

Blue Room (Room 250), State Capitol Building, Albany

When

Wednesday, October 15, at 4:30 p.m.

Note: Media planning to attend are requested to RSVP by contacting Diane Mathis at 518-474-7354, ext.1 or emailing dmm10@health.state.ny.us