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Fourth Annual Cocktails & Crooning For A Cure To Be Held April 27

March 23, 2012

Do It Yourself Fundraising

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – The fourth annual Cocktails and Crooning for a Cure will be held Friday, April 27, at the Waveny House in New Canaan. The event was established in 2009 by Amy Lynn, Pam Lind and Cheryl Jones, all of whom work for the Town of New Canaan. Lynn teamed up with Lind, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005, and Cheryl Jones, who also has MS, to form a Walk MS team called Moms With MS. The event helps the team bolster fundraising.

The fourth annual Cocktails and Crooning for a Cure will be hosted by DJ Robby Bridges, WEBE 108 FM, and features the music of Dean Martin, performed by Jack Lynn, and the music of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and others, sung by Angelo Ruggiero. The duo will also perform popular songs from ‘50s and ‘60s. The event also features cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres and a variety of desserts. Highlights include live and silent auctions, such as a trip to the 2012 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles and tickets to a Red Sox game and a photo opportunity with manager Bobby Valentine.

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Event organizers: Cheryl Jones, Pam Lind and Amy Lynn.

Sponsors include Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Frenkel Benefits, Esurances – Reid Campbell, The Bank of New Canaan, the Law firm of Durant Nichols, Houston, Hodgson and Corese-Costa, PC and the Bridgeport Lions Charities, Inc.

The event will be held Friday, April 27, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Waveny House, 677 South Ave., inNew Canaan. Tickets are $65 per person. Proceeds benefit the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, Travelers Walk MS.

Events, such as Cocktails and Crooning for a Cure, ensure science research keeps moving forward toward better treatments and a cure. These funds also provide for the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to the mover than 6,000 Connecticut residents living with MS.

The Travelers Walk MS, presented by North American Power, will be held at 12 sites statewide, including Westport, Stamford and Danbury, Sunday, April 22. Lunch is provided compliments of Subway Restaurants. Community partners include WTNH News Channel 8, 95.9 The FOX and WUVN Univision.

For more information on Walk MS or to register, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org. Sponsorships are still available, as well as the opportunity to donate items for the silent and live auctions. For more information on Cocktails and Crooning for a Cure, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, visit www.cocktailsandcrooning.com or emailinfo@cocktailsandcrooning.com. Additional contacts include Amy Lynn at 203-767-4045 or Pam Lind at 203-505-2171.

3/23/12

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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