Jan 14, 2013
DENVER – The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, National MS Society will hold its 19th Northern Colorado Dinner of Champions on Friday, March 8 at the Fort Collins Hilton. At the annual event two Northern Colorado community leaders will be recognized for their outstanding contributions.
Connie Hanrahan, owner of the Fort Collins-based Mantooth Marketing Company, will be the recipient of the Chapter’s 2013 Hope Award in recognition of her exceptional contributions to philanthropy and volunteerism. She has provided mentoring, empowerment and opportunity to young women in Northern Colorado for more than 25 years. Hanrahan attended Colorado State University and is an avid champion of CSU Athletics. She is also a longtime supporter of the Chapter and other nonprofit organizations.
Loveland resident Pam Carlson will be honored with the Chapter’s 2013 MS Champion Award, which is presented to a person living with MS who has elevated the local MS community by showing unwavering support to the Chapter and to others living with MS. Carlson was diagnosed with MS in 2002 and quickly became involved with the Chapter’s Northern Colorado office. She donates numerous volunteer hours to raising awareness and funds for the Society, captains a Walk MS team and has been a top Northern Colorado fundraiser for the past seven years.
“We are pleased to recognize these committed women whose exemplary contributions enhance and strengthen the community,” said Carrie Nolan, president, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, National MS Society. “Both are outstanding role models and through their leadership efforts, they have made a significant impact, ” she added.
Tickets for the Northern Colorado Dinner of Champions are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10. For more information on the dinner, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, contact Susan Barstad at email@example.com or call 970-482-5011.
About the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society was founded in 1959 and provides comprehensive programs and advocacy to assist and empower the more than 100,000 individuals residing in Colorado and Wyoming who are affected by MS annually. The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter is also a driving force of research for the prevention, treatment and cure of MS and contributes funds to support 325 National MS Society research projects worldwide – eight of which are located in Colorado. The Chapter has offices in Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, Cheyenne and Casper serving the Colorado and Wyoming communities.
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 2.1 million people worldwide.