Community Involvement

NYSTEC Contributes and Attends NF2 Fundraiser Event in Albany

The Grasso Family and Glennpeter Jewelers hosted a fundraiser on Friday, November 17th at the Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Center in Albany, NY. This event was established to honor the Rebecca Grasso Fund, which is part of the Neurofibromatosis Northeast’s initiative to support medical research to find a cure or treatment options for people with Neurofibromatosis (Type I, II and Schwannomatosis).

Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a hereditary condition most commonly associated with bilateral vestibular schwannomas (tumors), that exist throughout the affected individual’s nervous system. These benign (noncancerous) tumors affect balance and often result in profound hearing lost.

200 people attended the event and with the generous support of family, friends and companies like NYSTEC, the Rebecca Grasso Fund event was able to raise over $55,000 to further important research of individuals with this disease.

To learn more about this event and NF2. Click here.