Jul 24, 2012
Red Bank, NJ– Jeff Marrazo, Team Captain of Hill’s Angels, is predestined to fall into a mucky mess in pursuit of a world free of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at MuckRuckus MS Northeast on August 18th at Essex County South Mountain Reservation in West Orange NJ. MuckRuckus MS is a 5-mile mucky obstacle course, with a shorter option available that will challenge the most experienced athlete as well as the fun loving adventure seeker.
Jeff Marrazo, Team Captain and Volunteer Event Chair, created his team for two reasons: to help spread awareness of MS; and to get people moving. Jeff’s inspiration is his brother Tony Marrazo, who was diagnosed with MS about 20 years ago making Tony35 years old at the time. The diagnosis had a major effect on Tony as well as his family. Jeff recalls that from a young age Tony was a very active young man, since his diagnosis, Tony has lost movement of his lower body and remains in a wheel chair. Even though Tony has seen a drastic change in his lifestyle he takes advantage of one symptom of MS that does affect him, sensitivity to the sun and heat. Being that Tony lives in Long Branch near the beach, he can be spotted cruising along the boardwalk taking in the sun and enjoying the weather.
Jeff is choosing to get his hands dirty to help the National MS Society provide support to people living with MS. With his passion for physical fitness, he created a team of about 30 individuals who call themselves the Hill’s Angels. This is the second appearance of Hill’s Angels at a National MS Society endurance event. Last year they raised $6,500 that went towards the local programs and services for those living with multiple sclerosis and MS research. With high hopes Jeff plans to surpass his last year’s fundraising total by raising more than $6,500 in this year’s MuckRuckus event.
On Saturday, August 18, 2012 Jeff and his team will jump in and get dirty to help create a world free of MS in MuckRuckus MS Northeast. For more information about or to register for MuckRuckus MS Northeast logon to www.MuckRuckusMS.org/Northeast.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from reduced or lost mobility to numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men having the disease. MS affects, 400,000 people in the U.S., and over 2 million worldwide
About the National MS Society
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn't. We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MSthrough our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.