Telstra NSW Business Awards – we won!

A few weeks ago, MS Research Australia attended the Telstra NSW Business Awards (you may have seen us share it all over our social media!). The Telstra Business Awards celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of Australia’s best small and medium businesses and charities. Without going all Academy Awards cliché on you, we were genuinely honoured just to be nominated for this prestigious award, so to hear MS Research Australia announced as the Telstra Business Awards NSW Charity Award Winner was such an amazing surprise! We may have even deafened the surrounding tables with our screams of excitement (sorry Over The Moo!).

After accompanying our Head of Research, Dr Lisa Melton on stage to accept the award, taking lots of selfies and just generally being in a state of giddy shock, we managed to compose ourselves as the overall Telstra NSW Business of the Year was announced. Having won our category, MS Research Australia was now in contention for the top gong. To complete the already-perfect night, MS Research Australia also took out the highest award, being named the Telstra NSW Business of the Year. MS Research Australia is the first not-for-profit ever to be awarded this honour.

These awards recognise MS Research Australia’s innovation and commitment to our cause. The Telstra judges specifically acknowledged the global success of the Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign and how we have used digital media to establish such a passionate and proactive community (that’s you!).

Dr Lisa Melton, Head of Research at MS Research Australia was privileged to accept the Award on behalf of our team and said, ‘It is a testament to all the people with MS and all of the supporters who have put their faith in us over the last 13 years and entrusted us with their funds and their hope – to accelerate research, to accelerate solutions, to bring treatments forward and bring us step by step closer to a cure for MS.’

Here at MS Research Australia, we are proud of our small team of passionate people and we are all dedicated to finding a cure for MS. We are honoured to receive these two awards and hope that they will help raise awareness of our cause and lead to more funding for vital MS research.

On Friday 25th August the MS Research Australia team will be joining other state and territory winners for the National Telstra Business Awards! We’ll be sure to let you know how we get on – wish us luck!