Aug 19, 2013
Karen E. Butler
CLINTON, Conn. – Jacq may be nimble, and she may be quick but Thompson’s Jacqueline “Jacq” Sembor is ditching the jump to, instead, run with the candle stick! Determined to make a difference, Sembor, and her Run MS fundraising team, Jacq B Nimble, Jacq B Quick, is partnering with Clinton’s Ceniccola’s Italian Deli and Pizzeria to host the first-ever Jacq B Nimble, Jacq B Quick Hog Wild Pig Roast.
|CUTLINE: Jacqueline Sembor poses with Bruno Ceniccola outside his restaurant, Ceniccola’s Deli and Pizzeria, in Clinton. The duo is teaming up to raise funds to support the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter’s, October 26 Run MS event. Sembor, whose aunt lives with MS, works for the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, as a communications specialist. She is participating in the run and has put together her own fundraising team. Sembor hopes to raise more than $1,000. For more information, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.|
Sembor, who grew up in Thompson, recently signed on as a communications specialist with the National MS Society. She is no stranger to the effects of multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease. In fact, this isn’t her first attempt at fundraising. Sembor’s aunt has been living with MS for more than 20 years. As a teen, Sembor organized a Walk MS fundraising team in honor of her aunt’s battle with the illness.
Today, Sembor is forming a Run MS team, comprised of co-workers, family and friends. The Halloween-themed run, hosted by the National MS Society, takes place Saturday, Oct. 26, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Sembor’s team will don costumes reminiscent of nursery rhyme favorites. Each team member will do his or her best to raise funds to support the team and its mission to help fund a cure. To boost their fundraising, the team will host a pig roast with all the fixin’s.
“We’re very excited to team up with Bruno Ceniccola to put on our very first benefit pig roast,” said Sembor, who is looking for additional sponsors. “Our family friendly pig roast will include drawings for prizes, live music and much more.”
The first-ever Jacq B Nimble, Jacq B Quick Hog Wild Pig Roast, presented by Cennicola’s, will take place at Ceniccola’s in Clinton on Sunday, Sept. 22, from noon to 4 p.m. The first 100 ticket holders will receive a commemorative tee, compliments of Powers Ink, located in Branford. Lunch includes pulled pork, hamburgers and hot dogs, plenty of fixin’s and beverages. Festivities feature live music, a bounce house for children, drawings for prizes, including four reserve tickets to a 2014 New Britain Rock Cats home game, a family four pack of reserved tickets to a 2014 Bridgeport Bluefish game, a family portrait photo session with Photography Select and a gift certificate from Alise’s Mobile Spa, and much more. Proceeds benefit the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter.
Adult tickets purchased in advance are available for a $20 donation. Adult tickets purchased at the door are available for a gift of $25. Children 10 and under will be admitted for a piggy bank donation. Donations for tickets purchased in advance must be received no later than Monday, Sept. 16. To purchase tickets in advance, send checks made out to Jacqueline Sembor and mail to: National MS Society, 659 Tower Ave., First Floor, Hartford, CT 06112. Tickets can also be purchased at Ceniccola’s Italian Deli and Pizzeria, located at 36 Killingworth Turnpike, in Clinton. Donations made at Ceniccola’s for pre-event tickets must be made by cash or check.
Sponsors include Ceniccola’s Deli and Pizzeria, Powers Ink, of Branford; K and G Graphics, also of Branford; The Hamilton Group, of Clinton; and Coca-Cola. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For a complete list of opportunities, contact Jacqueline Sembor at Jacqueline.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Ceniccola’s Deli and Pizzeria or for a complete menu, visit www.ceniccolasdeli.com. For more information about the 2013 Run MS, A Spooktacular 5K, or to donate to team Jacq B Nimble, Jacq Be Quick, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.