The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will announce a partnership today with the to find a cure for multiple sclerosis.

Charlotte businessman Herman Stone, president of Stone Theaters and former owner of Consolidated Theatres, will make the lead donation to a new campaign that aims to raise $5.2 million for MS research.

Campus founder David Murdock, billionaire owner of Dole Food Co., will join Stone and Lori Hurd, president of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National MS Society, at the Core Laboratory, where the initial research will occur.

"This campaign to cure MS is one of our most exciting early research efforts," Murdock says on a Web site detailing the campaign.

For details, see the Salisbury Post report.