CHESHIRE, Conn. – Jenifer Walsh knows there are two things that bring people together – a worthy cause and a cold brew. With that in mind, she will host the Ninth Annual Team Jenifer Beer Tasting to benefit her 2014 Walk MS fundraising team.
For the past eight years, hundreds of Cheshire residents have gathered to sample the area’s finest micro brews at the annual Team Jenifer Beer Tasting. This year’s tasting will be held Friday, March 14, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Lane Construction, located at 90 Fieldstone Court in Cheshire.
Admission to the event, which is sponsored by Cheshire Wine and Spirits, is $30 per person. Food and more than 25 microbrew samples will be available. Peel Liquors will once again be serving up their signature Limoncello.
Walsh, 49, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis more than a decade ago. Since her initial diagnosis, she and her family have worked tirelessly to inspire friends and relatives to help raise awareness and critically needed funds to find a cure.
For several years the Walsh’s walk team has been ranked among the top fundraising teams in the state. In 2013, Team Jenifer raised $15,987 at the Cheshire site. Jenifer’s husband, Don, was one of the top fundraisers in the state, bringing in $12,722.
More than 6,000 Connecticut residents, like Jenifer Walsh, live with the effects of multiple sclerosis, a disease affecting the central nervous system. The cause is unknown and there currently is no cure. Funds raised through chapter events, such as Walk MS, presented by Travelers, ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure and the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the Connecticut Chapter to residents diagnosed with MS.
“Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable and life altering disease,” said Jenifer Walsh, whose MS has progressed to affect her balance and gait. “My MS affects everyone in my family every day. Regardless, we are defiant and are doing all we can to move science forward in the quest for a cure.”
Last year’s beer tasting event attracted more than 500 guests from throughout the region and raised approximately $11,500. The tasting also features food, prize drawings and music.
Tickets should be purchased in advance by contacting Jenifer Walsh at 1.866.747.9518 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets be purchased in person at Cheshire Wine & Spirits, Main Street Caffe, The Funky Monkey and Cheshire Cleaners, or online at www.teamjenifer.com.
The 2014 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, will be held Saturday, April 5, in Madison and Westport as well as Sunday, April 6, at 10 more sites across the state, including Cheshire High School in Cheshire.
To learn more about supporting Team Jenifer, please visit www.teamjenifer.com. To establish a team or register for Walk MS, please contact the Connecticut Chapter at 860.913.2550 or visit www.ctfightsMS.org.