HARTFORD, Conn. – Lisa Carberg, evening news anchor with NBC Connecticut, has been named mistress of ceremonies for the 2011 NBC Connecticut Women Against MS Luncheon (WAMS). The popular luncheon, held annually at the Marriott Hartford Downtown, will be held this year on Friday, Nov. 4.
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 West Hartford-based 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 2011 luncheon features, for the first time, boutique shopping in which local merchants and boutiques will display for purchase clothing, jewelry and more. The event will also feature keynote speaker Maureen Manley, former U.S. Cycling Team national champion. While at the top of her sport, Manley was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis after a crash in the Tour de France in 1990.
Lisa Carberg, NBC Connecticut evening news anchor, poses with Newington resident Karen Guarnaccia at the 2010 NBC Connecticut Women against MS Luncheon Nov. 5. Guarnaccia was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1994 and serves on the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter board of trustees. Carberg, who served as mistress of ceremonies at the 2010 luncheon, will again partner with the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, to host the 2011 Women Against MS Luncheon Friday, Nov. 4, at the Marriott, located in downtown Hartford. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
“We are very glad to have NBC Connecticut support our Women Against MS Luncheon,” said event organizer Elizabeth Sulick. “Ms. Carberg did a phenomenal job hosting last year’s luncheon. We are all big fans. We are very grateful to the station for its support. For many years now, NBC Connecticut has helped us raise awareness and get the word out.”
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 2011 NBC Connecticut Women Against MS Luncheon takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marriott Hartford Downtown on Friday, Nov. 4. Seats are limited. Boutique shopping begins at 10 a.m. and lunch starts at noon. Media partners include Hartford-based NBC Connecticut and The River 105.9. For more information or to reserve a seat, please contact Elizabeth Sulick at 860-913-2550, ext. 52524. For more information on MS, its effects and the many ways to help, please visit, www.ctfightsMS.org.