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NBC CONNECTICUT ANCHOR NAMED MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES

October 3, 2012

NBC Connecticut to serve as title sponsor for luncheon.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Lisa Carberg, evening news anchor with NBC Connecticut, has been named mistress of ceremonies for the 2012 NBC Connecticut Women Against MS Luncheon (WAMS). The popular luncheon, which is held at the Convention Center in Hartford, will be held this year on Thursday, Nov. 15.

A graduate of Old Saybrook High School in Old Saybrook, Carberg went on to earn a journalism degree from Suffolk University in Boston, Mass. She first joined NBC Connecticut as a weekend evening news anchor in 1995. In 1999 Carberg teamed up with FOX News Channel in New York, N.Y., where she worked as an anchor and daytime host. Longing to return to small town life in her home state, in 2002 Carberg returned to Connecticut and NBC Connecticut. She and her family reside on the shoreline. The National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, and NBC Connecticut are long-time partners in the station’s Partner’s in a Caring Community program.

The 2012 luncheon includes boutique shopping in which local merchants and boutiques will display for purchase clothing, jewelry and more. The event will feature reality star Jill Zarin and her sister, Lisa Wexler, a talk radio host in Fairfield County. The event will also feature MS In My Life speaker Ronda Giangreco, author of “The Gathering Table.”

More than 6,000 Connecticut residents battle MS. Statistics reveal women are two times more likely to be diagnosed with MS than are men. Funds raised through Connecticut Chapter events, such as WAMS Luncheons, ensure ongoing scientific research to find better treatments and a cure. These funds also provide for the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to the more than 6,000 Connecticut residents diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease for which there is no cure.

The 2012 NBC Connecticut Women Against MS Luncheon takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marriott Hartford Downtown on Thursday, Nov. 15. Seats are limited. Boutique shopping begins at 10 a.m. and lunch starts at noon. Boutique shopping will resume after the luncheon, continuing until 3 p.m. Media partners include West Hartford-based NBC Connecticut and The River 105.9. For more information or to reserve a seat, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org.

10/3/12

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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