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Local Subways Receive Recognition

April 15, 2013

Manchester Subway

CUTLINE (RIGHT TO LEFT): Antoine Brown, Manchester, and Jackie Novak, South Windsor, look on as onetime National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, board of trustee Peter LaPlaca presents a 2012 Walk MS appreciation plaque to Milton Jackson, owner and operator of the Manchester Subway Restaurant, located on Deming Road. Milton, who lives in South Windsor, oversees five Subway restaurants, all of which are located in Connecticut. His Manchester franchise has been preparing and donating sandwiches for Walk MS since 2000, last year preparing 1,000 sandwiches for participants stepping out at Manchester Community College (MCC) in Manchester. LaPlaca, of Vernon, captains the MS Milers fundraising team, which over the years has raised tens of thousands of dollars in support of the fight against MS, a chronic illness of which a close family member battles. The Subway Restaurant, of Deming Road, will yet again provide Subway sandwiches for this year’s Walk MS, which takes place at 12 locations across Connecticut, including MCC, on Sunday, April 21. For more information on the 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, or to register, visit www.ctfightMS.org.

Enfield Subway

CUTLINE: (From Left to Right) Subway employees Nick Cassotta, Albert LaGrange, Jeff Blackwelder and manager Sadi Westbrook pose with a 2012 Walk MS appreciation plaque received from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter. Last year Subway restaurants across Connecticut, including the Enfield location, made thousands of sandwiches for walk participants. Enfieldresidents Blackwelder, LaGrange and Westbrook have worked together at theEnfield Street Subway for more than five years. Cassotta joined their team in September 2012. The Enfield franchise has been preparing and donating sandwiches for Walk MS since 2009, last year preparing 500 sandwiches for participants stepping out at JFK Middle School in Enfield. The Subway Restaurant will yet again provide Subway sandwiches for this year’s Walk MS, which takes place at 12 locations across Connecticut, including JFK Middle School, on Sunday, April 21. For more information on the 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, or to register, visit www.ctfightMS.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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