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Global Partners’ Alltown Convenience Stores and CFMS Fund Raise $300,000 for National Multiple Sclerosis Society

April 2, 2014

The CFMS Fund donates $300,000 to the National MS Society. From left to right, Melanie DiNicola, Executive Director of the CFMS Fund, David Fioravanti of the CFMS Fund Board, Andrew Slifka, Global Partners LP Executive Vice President, also of the CFMS Fund Board, Linda Guiod, Executive Vice President of the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter, and Doug Bryant, Chairman of the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter.

 

Waltham, MA, April 2, 2014 –Global Partners LP’s Alltown convenience stores and the CF & MS Fund Foundation, Inc. (“the CFMS Fund”) today announced a donation of $300,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through a combination of Alltown customer contributions and other fund-raising activities by the Fund. The funds raised will be used to help support multiple sclerosis research and local efforts to help individuals and families affected by MS.

“Finding a cure for multiple sclerosis is very important to Global Partners, as the disease has touched lives within the Global family,” said the Partnership’s Executive Vice President Andrew Slifka. “We have been dedicated to this cause since the 1990s, and we thank our customers and employees for helping to find a cure for MS as soon as possible through their tremendous generosity.”

“We are grateful for the amazing support of Alltown’s employees and customers and the CFMS Fund, as we endeavor to help the individuals and their families dealing with this disease every day,” said Doug Bryant, Board Chairman, National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter. “It is symbolic of the tremendous character of the Alltown team.”

The funds presented by Global and CFMS Fund to the National MS Society were raised from a combination of donations at Global’s Alltown locations throughout New England and a number of unique fundraisers and campaigns by the Fund. Of the total amount raised, $175,000 will be distributed to the Society’s Greater New England Chapter, which serves 19,000 individuals and families affected by MS in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. An additional $125,000 will be distributed to the Connecticut Chapter.

About Global Partners LP

A publicly traded master limited partnership, Global Partners LP is a midstream logistics and marketing company. Global owns, controls or has access to one of the largest terminal networks of refined petroleum products and renewable fuels in the Northeast, and is one of the largest distributors of gasoline, distillates, residual oil and renewable fuels to wholesalers, retailers and commercial customers in New England and New York. Global is a leader in the purchasing, selling and logistics of transporting domestic and Canadian crude oil and other products by rail across its “virtual pipeline” from the mid-continent region of the U.S. and Canada to the East and West Coasts for distribution to refiners and other customers. With a portfolio of approximately 900 locations primarily in the Northeast, Global also is one of the largest independent owners, suppliers and operators of gasoline stations and convenience stores. In addition, Global is a distributor of natural gas and propane. Global is No. 157 in the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For additional information visit www.globalp.com.

About the CF & MS Fund Foundation

The CF & MS Fund Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis and Multiple Sclerosis. The commitment to these two non-affiliated diseases began many years ago from a personal family connection to each disease. Today that commitment has evolved into a successful donor based, non-profit organization. Since the CFMS Fund's inception in 2009 we have donated more than 1.4 million dollars to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. These two nationally recognized organizations, over a century old combined, are ranked among the top non-profits in the United States. The CFMS Fund is proud to support them. Together we are improving and extending the lives of those living with CF and MS.

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About the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The National MS Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. The Society’s Greater New England Chapter serves nearly 19,000 individuals and families affected by MS in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and by contacting the National MS Society at www.MSnewengland.org, or 1 800 FIGHT MS (344 4867).

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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