Posted on Oct 29, 2019 |Community Events

For the 2nd straight year, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is honored to be a sponsor for the Charot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) 10th Annual New York Star Cocktail Reception – Phyllis Sanders, A Night of Celebration.  This year's event will be held  at The Essex House, 160 Central Park South, New York, NY on Tuesday, October 29th. CMTA hosts this annual gala where the key attraction is a medical update on the progress made that year through STAR, the CMTA's Strategy to Accelerate research.

CMT is a progressive disease of the peripheral nerves that control the muscles and STAR was created with one goal: to find treatments to slow, stop or reverse the progression of CMT. Working with investigators and scientists chosen from an international body of the world's most accomplished medical pioneers, STAR is Leading CMT research. The STAR program's success is due to the willingness of scientists working in their areas of expertise to come together as a team to advance CMT research, sharing and communicating ideas, discoveries and findings. The CMTA also works with the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and research service industries, non-profit research organizations and the National Institutes of Health. These relationships are a critical part of the STAR initiative's goal of rapidly delivering therapies to CMT patients. The integrated team of top scientists and industry partners working together toward a common goal is what sets the STAR program apart and what drives its remarkable success.

As part of NAM's Gives Back program, the firm continuously strives to help make a difference by getting involved with various charitable organizations and events throughout the year and is a strong supporter of children and families who struggle with debilitating diseases.  In addition to CMTA, other charities that NAM supports include: Alley Oop for Autism, Autism Speaks, Charley's fund,  Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Toys for Tots.