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Walk 2013 Ribbon Cuttings

May 10, 2013

Cheshire Walk 2013
CUTLINE: Cara Walsh,  Bill Petit, M.D., Jenifer Walsh and Sophia Sarlo cut the ribbon at the 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, in Cheshire. Sunday’s Walk MS attracted more than 9,500 participants, with about 1,400 walkers in West Hartford. The 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, has raised $985,000 so far toward a $1.4 million goal. Last year’s Walk MS raised a record $1.38 million. Walk MS individuals and teams are encouraged to continue raising funds through May 31, the official deadline for prizes. For more information on Walk MS, presented by Travelers, to donate to a team or for ideas on Do It Yourself Fundraising, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
Enfield Walk 2013
CUTLINE: Enfield resident Karen Hooper cuts the ribbon at the 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, in Enfield. Sunday’s Walk MS attracted more than 9,500 participants, with about 1,400 walkers in West Hartford. The 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, has raised $985,000 so far toward a $1.4 million goal. Last year’s Walk MS raised a record $1.38 million. Walk MS individuals and teams are encouraged to continue raising funds through May 31, the official deadline for prizes. For more information on Walk MS, presented by Travelers, to donate to a team or for ideas on Do It Yourself Fundraising, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
Litchfield Walk 2013
CUTLINE: Litchfield residents gather at the 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, starting line as site coordiantors prepare to cut the ribbon. Sunday’s Walk MS attracted more than 9,500 participants, with about 1,400 walkers in West Hartford. The 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, has raised $985,000 so far toward a $1.4 million goal. Last year’s Walk MS raised a record $1.38 million. Walk MS individuals and teams are encouraged to continue raising funds through May 31, the official deadline for prizes. For more information on Walk MS, presented by Travelers, to donate to a team or for ideas on Do It Yourself Fundraising, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
MANCHESTER
CUTLINE: CUTLINE: Marcia Rosser, Manchester, and WTNH News 8 anchor Darren Kramer, Madison, pose at the start of the 2013 Walk MS on Sunday, April 21, in Manchester. Rosser in a member of the Manchester walk site planning committee and the captain of the Manchester Sams Club fundraising team, which to date has raised more than $2,600 to support the fight against multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease for which there is no cure. Kramer, whose mother-in-law battles multiple sclerosis, served as grand marshal for the annual walk event, stepping out for the first time ever, in Manchester. More than 6,000 residents battle MS. Sunday’s Walk MS attracted more than 9,500 participants, about 1,100 walkers in Manchester. To date the 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, has raised $985,000 toward a $1.4 million goal. Last year’s Walk MS raised a record $1.38 million. Individuals and teams are encouraged to continue raising funds through May 31, the official deadline for prizes. Suggestions for increasing fundraising totals include, launching letter writing campaigns, utilizing  social media networking sites to reach out to contacts and hosting fun-filled wrap around events, such as backyard barbeques, beer and wine tastings, and theme parties. For more information on Walk MS, presented by Travelers, or for ideas on Do It Yourself Fundraising, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
New London Walk 2013
CUTLINE: Chris Getman and Jim McKibben prepare to cut the ribbon at the 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, in New London. Sunday’s Walk MS attracted more than 9,500 participants, with about 1,400 walkers in West Hartford. The 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, has raised $985,000 so far toward a $1.4 million goal. Last year’s Walk MS raised a record $1.38 million. Walk MS individuals and teams are encouraged to continue raising funds through May 31, the official deadline for prizes. For more information on Walk MS, presented by Travelers, to donate to a team or for ideas on Do It Yourself Fundraising, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
Stamford Walk 2013
CUTLINE: Stamford area residents look on as the ribbon is cut at the 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, in Stamford. Sunday’s Walk MS attracted more than 9,500 participants, with about 1,400 walkers in West Hartford. The 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, has raised $985,000 so far toward a $1.4 million goal. Last year’s Walk MS raised a record $1.38 million. Walk MS individuals and teams are encouraged to continue raising funds through May 31, the official deadline for prizes. For more information on Walk MS, presented by Travelers, to donate to a team or for ideas on Do It Yourself Fundraising, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
West Hartford Walk 13

CUTLINE: West Hartford police officer Ben DelMonte, fiancée Monika Dziubasik and fellow officer Donna Allen enjoy lunch provided by Subway Restaurants Sunday, April 21, while at the 2013 Walk MS which was held in West Hartford.  The three donned neon yellow shirts for Julie’s Gems, a team formed in support of Julie Giansanti. Her husband, Gino, a detective with the West Hartford Police Department, is team captain. The team boasts a roster of 129, making Julie’s Gems the biggest team to step out at the West Hartford Walk MS. To date the team has raised $7,606. Sunday’s Walk MS attracted more than 9,500 participants, with about 1,400 walkers in West Hartford. The 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, has raised $985,000 so far toward a $1.4 million goal. Last year’s Walk MS raised a record $1.38 million. Walk MS individuals and teams are encouraged to continue raising funds through May 31, the official deadline for prizes. For more information on Walk MS, presented by Travelers, to donate to a team or for ideas on Do It Yourself Fundraising, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.

WEstport Walk 2013

CUTLINE: Jessica Hernandez, prepares to cut the ribbon at the start of the 2013 Walk MS, held Sunday, April 21, in Westport. Hernandez, a resident of Fairfield, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005. She has captained the Walk MS fundraising team S’Myelin For Hope since 2006. In total, she contributed over $3,000 to the team’s total of nearly $8,000. The April 21 walk event attracted more than 9,500 participants. To date the 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, has raised $985,000 toward a $1.4 million goal. Last year’s Walk MS raised a record $1.38 million. Individuals and teams are encouraged to continue raising funds through May 31, the official deadline for prizes. Suggestions for increasing fundraising totals include, launching letter writing campaigns, utilizing  social media networking sites to reach out to contacts and hosting fun-filled wrap around events, such as backyard barbeques, beer and wine tastings, and theme parties. For more information on Walk MS, presented by Travelers, to donate to a team or for ideas on Do It Yourself Fundraising, 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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