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MS Association in Iceland gets 20 million

The MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Association in Iceland received a grant of ISK 20 million (EUR 228,000, USD 301,000) yesterday from the memorial fund of Margrét Björgólfsdóttir, who died in an accident in 1989 at 33.

Sigurbjörg Ármannsdóttir, head of the MS Association, and Thóra Hallgrímsson, Björgólfsdóttir’s mother, signed an agreement about the grant at a special ceremony at the MS home in Reykjavík. Morgunbladid reports.

The grant will be used for building a 179 square meter extension to the MS home. There, MS patients receive physical and occupational therapy, nursing, medical and social service and general care and can exercise in a specially equipped room.

“With the extension of the home we can offer service to more people, who […] can come and exercise […] whenever they have time to spare,” Ármanssdóttir said. “It is a great honor to have received this grant and it comes with responsibility. […] We will use it the right way.”

The memorial fund was founded two years ago by Margrét Björgólfsdóttir’s parents, Björgólfur Gudmundsson and Thóra Hallgrímsson.

Since then 710 grants worth ISK 260 million (EUR 3 million, USD 4 million) in total have been handed out to various associations.

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