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WTNH News 8 Recognized For Support of People Living With MS

January 29, 2013

WTNH anchors awarded for outstanding efforts.

WTNH Darren

CUTLINE: Karen Butler (right) presents to Darren Kramer, evening news anchor with WTHN News 8, an appreciation plaque for his support of the 2012 Walk MS event for which he served as grand marshal. Kramer, whose mother-in-law battles multiple sclerosis, has partnered with the walk event since 2006. The New Haven-based station has supported the annual walk with PSAs and news stories since 1999. Butler, who lives in Manchester, serves as vice president of communications with the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. Last year’s Walk MS raised $1.38 million for the more than 6,000 Connecticut residents living with multiple sclerosis. The chapter expects to raise $1.407 million in 2013. Kramer, who lives in Madison, is again teaming up to lead the charge. The 2013 Walk MS, which takes place Sunday, April 21, offers 12 walk sites statewide. Lunch is provided compliments of Subway and Coca-Cola. Registration is free but participants are encouraged to raise funds in support of friends and loved ones battling MS. To join Team News 8 or to donate to Kramer’s fundraising, visithttp://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/DarrenKramer. To register or for more information on the 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.

 

WTNH Kierstin

CUTLINE: Karen Butler (right) presents to Kierstin Sieser, community affairs director with WTNH News 8, an appreciation plaque for the station’s longtime support of Walk MS, an annual fundraiser hosted by the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. The New Haven-based station has supported the annual walk with PSAs and news stories since 1999.  Evening news anchor Darren Kramer, whose mother-in-law battles multiple sclerosis, has partnered with the walk event since 2006, serving as grand marshal. Sieser, who lives in Deep River, serves as liaison between the station and public and nonprofit organizations throughout Connecticut. Butler, who lives in Manchester, serves as vice president of communications with the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. Last year’s Walk MS raised $1.38 million for the more than 6,000 Connecticut residents living with multiple sclerosis. The chapter expects to raise $1.407 million in 2013. Kramer, who lives in Madison, is again teaming up to lead the charge. The 2013 Walk MS, which takes place Sunday, April 21, offers 12 walk sites statewide. Lunch is provided compliments of Subway and Coca-Cola. Registration is free but participants are encouraged to raise funds in support of friends and loved ones battling MS. To join Team News 8, on which Sieser participates, or to donate to Darren Kramer’s fundraising, visithttp://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/DarrenKramer. To register or for more information on the 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.

 

WTNH Jocelyn
CUTLINE: Karen Butler (left) presents to Jocelyn Maminta, health reporter with New Haven’s WTNH News 8, an appreciation plaque for her longtime support of the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, and its efforts. Butler, who lives in Manchester, serves as vice president of communications with the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. Maminta, who lives in New Haven, not only reports regularly on local groundbreaking research stories affecting people with MS, but also has served as host to several MS-related events, including MS Keys to A Cure, Women Against MS luncheons and the chapter’s annual Greater New Haven MS Taste of Hope, which she will host again March 21 at the Shubert Theater in New Haven. Maminta’s news stories have gone far to raise awareness about MS. They also have helped to spread the word about chapter events, such as its biggest event, Walk MS. With the help of WTNH News 8, last year’s Walk MS raised $1.38 million for the more than 6,000 Connecticut residents living with multiple sclerosis. The chapter expects to raise $1.407 million in 2013. As grand marshal, Darren Kramer, evening news anchor with News 8, will lead the charge. The 2013 Walk MS, which takes place Sunday, April 21, offers 12 walk sites statewide. Lunch is provided compliments of Subway and Coca-Cola. Registration is free but participants are encouraged to raise funds in support of friends and loved ones battling MS. To join Team News 8 or to donate, visit http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/DarrenKramer. To register or for more information on the 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, 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.

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