Apr 02, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Susan Ashline
January 27, 2012 Office: 585-271-0805 x 70344
Webster Man Honored by National MS Society
Webster, NY - The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Upstate NY Chapter has named Thomas Ireland, of Webster, an “On the Move” award recipient. Ireland will be honored at the Chapter’s 2ndannual On the Move Luncheon at noon on Friday, March 16, at Locust Hill Country Club. The networking luncheon, held during MS Awareness week, shines a spotlight on some of the area’s stars – people who are on the move to create a world free of MS. Ireland is one of 10 people/groups who will be honored in five categories:
Young Man/Woman On the Move – Brandan Yehl, P.A. and Megan Kelvie Thompson
Professional On the Move – Diana Jason and Lorrie Modica, Esq.
Volunteer On the Move – Karen Gallina and Thomas Ireland
Inspirational Man/Woman On the Move – Deb Farley and Amy Aeckerle
Group On the Move - Marbles for MS/Grossman Family and MS PubCrawl/Giunta Family
When: Friday, March 16, 2012
Time: 11:30 a.m. (networking), 12:00 p.m. (lunch & program)
Where: Locust Hill Country Club
2000 Jefferson Road Pittsford, NY 14534
Tom Ireland is a Rochester native and graduate of the University of Rochester. He worked for 38 years as an engineer for Pfaudler Company, an international fabricator of vessels for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Tom and his wife, Carol, have been married for 53 years. Carol has had MS for more than 40 years. The couple lives in Webster. They have one daughter and two granddaughters, ages 8 and 10, who live in Lansing, Michigan. Tom and Carol enjoy attending concert and plays at Geva Theatre. The couple has been involved with many MS fundraisers, including Walk MS, the Bike Tour planning committee, peer volunteers, Christmas basket prep and delivery, Family Fun Days, and Ramp Bowling. They now run a ramp bowling league independent of the Society.
On the Move is a nationwide educational and fundraising event that helps to increase public awareness of MS and the National MS Society, while acknowledging and encouraging the advancement of philanthropists, community leaders and volunteers. The goal of the MS On the Move Luncheon is simple – to raise funds and empower each other to create a better future for those living with MS.
Contact Susan Ashline, Communications Manager, at 585-271-0805 x: 70344, or email Susan.Ashline@NMSS.org.
About Multiple Sclerosis and The National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter
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 the 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. More than 12,000 people in Upstate New York are living with MS. The National MS Society, Upstate New York Chapter offers a wide array of programs and services for people living with MS and their families throughout 50 counties of Upstate New York and raises money to fund MS research. Join the movement at www.msupstateny.org.