ATLANTA (March 24, 2014) The National MS Society- Georgia Chapter proudly announces that GEICO Insurance has returned as a sponsor for Walk MS: Georgia 2014 at the platinum sponsorship level. This year marks the company’s sixth year partnering with the National MS Society.
“We are proud to once again partner with GEICO,” said Georgia Chapter President, Roy Rangel. “Sponsors of Walk MS, like GEICO, are visible, recognized, and celebrated throughout our events for their partnership and commitment to our mission of mobilizing people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. With our shared vision, we will make a difference and one day achieve a world free of MS.”
Walk MS is the rallying point of the MS Movement, a community coming together to raise funds and celebrate hope for the future. The Georgia Chapter hosts nine Walk MS events throughout the state of Georgia aimed at uniting friends, families, individuals and corporations together under the common goal of raising funds for programs and research, while promoting public awareness of MS. Register and learn more by visiting www.walkMSgeorgia.org or by calling 1-800-344-4867.
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 2.1 million people worldwide.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY
The Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. To move us closer to creating a world free of MS, last year alone, the Society invested nearly $50 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world while providing program services to over one million people. Join the movement at nationalMSsociety.org.
About GEICO Insurance
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle). GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards. GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available. For more information, go to www.geico.com.