Mitchell Volkswagen Saddles Up For Bike MS
January 2, 2014
Lisa Gerrol, president and CEO of National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, presents 2013 Bike MS appreciation plaques to Mark Mitchell, Scott Dell and Aaron Gettinger, all of whom are affiliated with Mitchell Volkswagen, of Canton. Mitchell is the owner of Mitchell Volkswagen. Dell is a general sales manager. Gettinger is also in sales. Mitchell Auto Group served as a sponsor for the chapter’s 2013 Bike MS ride. Last year Mitchell Volkswagen sported nine cyclists and raised $3,190. Funds raised through chapter events, such as Bike MS, ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure for multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease. Funds also provide for vital programs and services offered by the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, to the more than 6,000 residents in the state living with multiple sclerosis. The 2014 Bike MS, also supported by Mitchell Volkswagen, will take place on Sunday, June 1, in Windsor, and Sunday, June 8, in Westport. Team Mitchell VW hopes to raise $10,000 for the 2014 ride. For more information on Bike MS, or to make a donation to team Mitchell Volkswagen, please 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.