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Ben & Jerry’s Drops By Local Non Profit; Cements “Americone Dream” For Many

August 9, 2013

Towhill Ice Cream
Flanked by National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, president Lisa Gerrol, Anita Towhill, Columbia, accepts a free sample of Ben and Jerry’s frozen yogurt from Bernice Wooden and Terrance Kelly, field managers with Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Truck Tour, a summer tour promoting the ice cream maker’s new frozen Greek yogurt line. The East Coast tour includes Miami, Tampa, Washington, D.C., New York City, Hartford and Boston. The duo is giving out free samples of the company’s newest product line featuring several flavors, including Liz Lemon, lemon Greek frozen yogurt with a blueberry lavender swirl; Banana Peanut Butter, banana Greek frozen yogurt with peanut buttery swirls; and Pineapple Passionfruit, pineapple Greek frozen yogurt with chunks of pineapple and a passionfruit swirl. The National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, responded to a newspaper article inviting Hartford businesses and non-profits to reach out to Ben and Jerry’s via social media networking sites. The chapter tweeted and posted numerous entertaining invites, urging the Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Truck Tour to visit its offices on the campus of Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, in North Hartford. Described by Ben and Jerry’s execs as being the “most enthusiastic tweeters in all of Hartford,” the chapter was awarded the first visit of the ice cream maker’s Hartford tour. The visit included free ice cream for 100 of the chapter’s closest friends.  Anita Towhill, an MS activist and spokesperson, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, in 2007. Lisa Gerrol, West Hartford, who joined the Hartford-based chapter 17 years ago, has been instrumental in growing the organization from a chapter raising $500,000 to one which raises more than $4 million a year. For more information about multiple sclerosis, it’s effects and the many ways the National MS Society assists people living with MS, visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.
McKeen Ice Cream
Aili McKeen, Wallingford, poses with Bernice Wooden, a field manager with the 2013 Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Truck Tour, outside the offices of the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, in Hartford. As part of a summer promotional tour, the Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Truck is visiting multiple cities along the East Coast, giving out free samples of the company’s newest product line. Samples include several flavors, including Liz Lemon, lemon Greek frozen yogurt with a blueberry lavender swirl; Banana Peanut Butter, banana Greek frozen yogurt with peanut buttery swirls; and Pineapple Passionfruit, pineapple Greek frozen yogurt with chunks of pineapple and a passionfruit swirl. The National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, responded to a newspaper article inviting Hartford businesses and non-profits to reach out to Ben and Jerry’s via social media networking sites. The chapter tweeted and posted numerous entertaining invites, urging the Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Truck to visit its offices on the campus of Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, in North Hartford. Described by Ben and Jerry’s execs as being the “most enthusiastic tweeters in all ofHartford,” the chapter was awarded the first visit, Aug. 8, of the ice cream maker’s Hartford tour. The visit included free ice cream for chapter staff and 100 of its closest friends.  Aili McKeen is a longtime supporter of the National MS Society, attending special events and serving as an MS spokesperson. She has a family member who battles multiple sclerosis. For more information about multiple sclerosis, it’s effects and the many ways the National MS Society assists people living with MS, visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.
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Diane Freeman, Colchester, and Deborah Keyes, Manchester, show off their free samples of Ben and Jerry’s frozen yogurt. As part of their summer promotional tour, the Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Truck is visiting multiple cities along the East Coast, giving out free samples of the company’s newest product line. Samples include several flavors, including Liz Lemon, lemon Greek frozen yogurt with a blueberry lavender swirl; Banana Peanut Butter, banana Greek frozen yogurt with peanut buttery swirls; and Pineapple Passionfruit, pineapple Greek frozen yogurt with chunks of pineapple and a passionfruit swirl. The National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, responded to a newspaper article inviting Hartford businesses and non-profits to reach out to Ben and Jerry’s via social media networking sites. The chapter tweeted and posted numerous entertaining invites, urging the Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Truck to visit its offices on the campus of Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, in North Hartford. Described by Ben and Jerry’s execs as being the “most enthusiastic tweeters in all of Hartford,” the chapter was awarded the first visit of the ice cream maker’s Hartford tour. The visit included free ice cream for chapter staff and 100 of its closest friends.  Diane Freeman is a registered nurse at Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, and Deborah Keys is a mental health worker at the hospital. For more information about multiple sclerosis, it’s effects and the many ways the National MS Society assists people living with MS, visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.

Ciara Rivera
Wethersfield residents Ciara Rivera Gonzalez, her husband, William, and their 19-month-old son, Andres, show off their free samples of Ben and Jerry’s frozen yogurt. As part of its summer promotional tour, the Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Truck is visiting multiple cities along the East Coast, giving out free samples of the company’s newest product line. Samples include several flavors, including Liz Lemon, lemon Greek frozen yogurt with a blueberry lavender swirl; Banana Peanut Butter, banana Greek frozen yogurt with peanut buttery swirls; and Pineapple Passionfruit, pineapple Greek frozen yogurt with chunks of pineapple and a passionfruit swirl. The National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, responded to a newspaper article inviting Hartford businesses and non-profits to reach out to Ben and Jerry’s via social media networking sites. The chapter tweeted and posted numerous entertaining invites, urging the Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Truck to visit its offices on the campus of Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, in North Hartford. Described by Ben and Jerry’s execs as being the “most enthusiastic tweeters in all of Hartford,” the chapter was awarded the first visit of the ice cream maker’s Hartford tour. The visit included free ice cream for chapter staff and 100 of its closest friends.  Ciara Gonzalez is a longtime supporter of the National MS Society, attending special events and serving as an MS spokesperson. Gonzalez, 23, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease, when she was just 16 years old.  For more information about multiple sclerosis, it’s effects and the many ways the National MS Society assists people living with MS, visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.
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Molly Sweeney, Hebron; Cait Shaffer, Simsbury; and Kristen Baer,Canton; pose while attending a Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Truck stop on Aug. 8 at the offices of the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, in Hartford. As part of a summer promotional tour, the Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Truck is visiting multiple cities along the East Coast, giving out free samples of the company’s newest product line. Samples include several flavors, including Liz Lemon, lemon Greek frozen yogurt with a blueberry lavender swirl; Banana Peanut Butter, banana Greek frozen yogurt with peanut buttery swirls; and Pineapple Passionfruit, pineapple Greek frozen yogurt with chunks of pineapple and a passionfruit swirl. The National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, responded to a newspaper article inviting Hartford businesses and non-profits to reach out to Ben and Jerry’s via social media networking sites. The chapter tweeted and posted numerous entertaining invites, urging the Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Truck to visit its offices on the campus of Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, in North Hartford. Described by Ben and Jerry’s execs as being the “most enthusiastic tweeters in all of Hartford,” the chapter was awarded the first visit of the ice cream maker’s Hartford tour. The visit included free ice cream for chapter staff and 100 of its closest friends.  Molly Sweeney and Cait Shaffer are college sophomores currently conducting public relations internships with the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. Baer, who graduated three years ago from the University of Connecticut, is a former intern with the chapter. She is a marketing manager for a Sears Hometown Store, located in Barkhamsted. For more information about multiple sclerosis, it’s effects and the many ways the National MS Society assists people living with 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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