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(KSL News) -- You know her from films such as "Mr. Mom", "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Tootsie."
In fact, she was in last night's episode of Law & Order. I'm talking about Oscar nominated actress Teri Garr.
But what you may not know is that she is one of over 400-thousand Americans living with multiple sclerosis.
Teri Garr will be speaking at the 2005 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 16 at the Fort Douglas Officer's Club at the University of Utah at 5:00pm. For more information, click the link to the right, or call (801) 493-0113
(Press Release) -- Oscar nominated actress, Teri Garr will be in Utah the week of November 14 through 18 to speak at the National MS Society Utah State Chapter's Annual Meeting. Garr, who is known for staring roles in the films, Young Frankenstein, Mr. Mom, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Tootsie, for which she was nominated for an Oscar, is one of the over 400,000 Americans living with multiple sclerosis.
Garr is actively involved with the National MS Society and the MS community, and travels across the United States speaking about her experiences living with MS, empowering others with MS to educate themselves about the disease, and to seek treatment early. She is a National Ambassador for the National MS Society and is a leading advocate in raising awareness for MS and the latest treatments for the disease.
Since Utah has one of the highest incidence rates of MS in the nation, the disease really hits home for many Utahns, with women twice as likely to get the disease than men.