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$22,000 Raised At Greater New Haven Taste of Hope

March 26, 2013

Maminta Taste

CUTLINE: Jocelyn Maminta, health reporter with WTNH News 8, poses with Nancy Purcell, owner of Take The Cake Bakery, while attending the 2013 Greater New Haven MS Taste of Hope, held Thursday, March 21, at the Shubert Theater. Maminta, a resident of New Haven, served for a fourth year as the event's mistress of ceremonies. An award winning bakery, Take The Cake, of Guilford, was one of the 12 featured restaurant vendors. The 2013 Greater New Haven MS Taste of Hope raised approximately $22,000 to support local programs and services as well as scientific research to find better treatments and a cure. The National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, will next host its biggest event of the year, Walk MS, which takes place at 12 walk sites, including West Haven, Sunday, April 21. For more information, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.

Yale Taste

CUTLINE: Grey Kupiec, New Haven, and Kaela Heaslip, New Haven, sip on an SBC English pale ale while attending the 2013 Greater New Haven MS Taste of Hope, held March 21 at the Shubert Theater. Heaslip, who has been dating Kupiec, a communications manager at Yale University, for seven years, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis four years ago, just after the couple returned from a trip to Europe. The tasting event attracted more than 12 restaurants and 11 beverage vendors. The 2013 Greater New Haven MS Taste of Hope raised approximately $22,000 to support local programs and services as well as scientific research to find better treatments and a cure. The National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, will next host its biggest event of the year, Walk MS, which takes place at 12 walk sites, including West Haven, Sunday, April 21. For more information, visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.

Garretson Taste

CUTLINE: Tricia Wellins, Hamden, poses with her sister, Jamie Garretson,Hamden, while attending the 2013 Greater New Haven MS Taste of Hope, held Thursday, March 21, at the Shubert Theater. Garretson, a personal banker with Wells Fargo Bank in West Haven, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2010. Ironically, growing up, Garretson watched as her best friend's mother battle the debilitating effects of MS. Garretson participates in a three-day, 50-mile fundraiser each year in Cape Cod, Mass. In 2012 her fundraising team, the Irish Bulldogs, raised $7,000 to help support the fight against multiple sclerosis. The 2013 Greater New Haven MS Taste of Hope, which attracted 12 restaurant vendors and 11 beverage vendors, raised approximately $22,000 to support local programs and services as well as scientific research to find better treatments and a cure. The National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, will next host its biggest event of the year, Walk MS, which takes place at 12 walk sites, including West Haven, Sunday, April 21. For more information, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.

 

About the Connecticut Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Connecticut Chapter strives to provide knowledge and assistance to help people with MS and their families maintain the highest possible quality of life. These goals are achieved through vital national and local programs.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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