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Local Families Steps Up To The Plate In Fight Against MS

July 19, 2013

Vanags

CUTLINE:  Jeff and Andrea Vanags, Newington, pose with their 6-year-old son, Leo, at the start of the July 11 New Britain Rock Cats game against the Trenton Thunder. The Vanags family came out in support of the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, which was the winner of an online social media contest hosted by the Rock Cats on Facebook. Rock Cats Facebook fans were asked in June to vote for a favorite charity among three featured. Fans voted the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, as charity of choice. The chapter then helped host Social Media Night at the Rock Cats stadium in New Britainon July 11. For every guest attending the game, $1 was donated to the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. More than 4,000 people attended the July 11 game. The New Britain Rock Cats are donating $1,532 to the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. For more a schedule of upcoming games, visit www.rockcats.com. For more information about MS and the many ways to help make a difference, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.

Orzell

CUTLINE: Donned in orange blouses, Virginia and Abby Orzell pose with their mother, MaryAnn, just before the start of the July 11 Rock Cats game against the Trenton Thunder. The Litchfield women, members of the National MS Society, came out in support of the fight against multiple sclerosis, a disease MaryAnn battles. The National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, was recognized at the game as host of the team’s Social Media Night. In June, Rock Cats Facebook fans were asked to vote for a favorite charity among three featured. Fans voted the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter as charity of choice, which then helped host Social Media Night at the Rock Cats stadium in New Britain. For every guest attending the July 11 game, $1 was donated to the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. More than 4,000 people attended the July 11 game. The Rock Cats are donating $1,532 to the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. The Orzells are longtime supporters of the National MS Society, captaining a Walk MS fundraising team, Ginny’s Crew, and participating in the chapter’s annual MS Action Day activities. Virginia and Abby are 2008 recipients of the Hayley and Michaela Petit Youth Award. For a schedule of upcoming games, visit www.rockcats.com. For more information about MS and the many ways to help make a difference, visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.

King

CUTLINE: Just before the start of the July 11 New Britain Rock Cats game against the Trenton Thunder, Tom and Heidi King, of Bristol, present to Karen Butler, Manchester, a donation to help support the fight against multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease. The couple has a close family member who battles MS. Butler, who serves as vice president of communications with the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, attended the July 11 game representing the chapter, which was the winner of an online social media contest hosted by the Rock Cats on Facebook. Rock Cats Facebook fans were asked in June to vote for a favorite charity among three featured. Fans voted the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter as charity of choice, which then helped host Social Media Night at the Rock Cats stadium in New Britain. For every guest attending the July 11 game, $1 was donated to the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. More than 4,000 people attended the July 11 game. The Rock Cats are donating $1,532 to the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. For more a schedule of upcoming games, visitwww.rockcats.com. For more information about MS and the many ways to help make a difference, 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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