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2014 MS Community Day With The New Britain Rock Cats

May 30, 2014

North Haven residents Susan Smith, Scott Smith and their children, Hayden and Laney, take in a ball game with the New Britain Rock Cats at MS Community Day on Friday, May 30. The family was sporting custom t-shirts, designed for their Walk MS fundraising team, Sue’s Attack Squad, which was formed in support of Sue, who is living with multiple sclerosis. In addition to watching the game, the family was invited out onto the field before the game to participate in a special announcement to raise awareness for the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, and the more than 6,000 people in Connecticut battle multiple sclerosis. More than two hundred guests came out to New Britain Stadium for MS Community Day, an MS program generously funded by the Hayley’s Hope and Michaela’s Miracle MS Memorial Fund. The day featured a barbeque prior to the Rock Cats taking on the Binghamton Mets. For more information on multiple sclerosis and available programs and services offered by the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, to those in the state battling MS, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.

West Hartford residents Tom Cote and long-time friend John Ferguson brave April showers and take in a Rock Cats game while attending MS Community Day with the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. Cote, a longtime supporter of the National MS Society, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis more than 25 years ago. He is a volunteer at the chapter’s annual Walk MS event, coordinating communications between the walk site and safety and gear (SAG) vehicles. Ferguson is a retired police officer, who severed the towns of Hartford, East Windsor and Plymouth before becoming a landscape designer. More than 6,000 people in Connecticut also battle multiple sclerosis. Two hundred guests came out to New Britain Stadium for MS Community Day, an MS program generously funded by the Hayley’s Hope and Michaela’s Miracle MS Memorial Fund. The day featured a barbeque prior to the Rock Cats taking on the Binghamton Mets. For more information on multiple sclerosis and available programs and services offered by the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, to those in the state battling MS, 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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