May 16, 2012
Greensboro - The Central North Carolina and Greater Carolinas Chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society are excited to announce that the 2012 MuckRuckus MS Carolinas is only a month away and registration is open. MuckRuckus MS Carolinas is a five mile obstacle laden challenge course through miles of water, mud and muck.
The event will be held on June 16 in Knightdale, NC to raise money for multiple sclerosis research and more than 15,000 people served by the two chapters in North and South Carolina. The event organizers expect over 1,000 people to attend.
Gregory Poole Equipment Company, a Caterpillar equipment dealer since 1951, will be serving as the presenting sponsor and supplying all of the earthmoving equipment and operators to construct the MuckRuckus MS course spread across five miles of terrain at the Schneider Electric Facility in Knightdale, NC. In addition, Gregory Poole will be marketing and promoting this exciting event to their vendors and representing the company at the event with a MuckRuckus MS team.
MuckRuckus MS Carolinas is a fun event for a good cause. It’s a team event, it’s tough, it’s challenging, and it’s rewarding. It’s also inclusive. It’s for the active and the outgoing; it’s not just for the top tier of amateur athletes (although all are welcome). It’s a good time. Above all, it raises funds and awareness for the people we care about.
Melissa miller, a local participant who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis four years ago, is extremely excited about the upcoming MuckRuckus event. For those of you considering the event she says “You will have a BLAST, and YES you CAN do it. When is the last time you had a good excuse to play in the mud?” It is events like Muckruckus that allow her to say “I may have MS, but it will never have me!”
“We are really excited about MuckRuckus MS this year!” says Ashley Gaines, development coordinator of the event for the Greater Carolinas Chapter. “We’ve added a bit of flare to your normal mud obstacle course and can’t wait to see everyone’s response. We have also been really fortunate to partner with amazing sponsors – both new and old.”
Bring your friends, spouses, and kids on June 16 in Knightdale, NC. For more information, to register or to donate, visit www.muckruckusMScarolinas.org or call 1-800-344-4867.
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. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with the disease. 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 400,000 people in the U.S. and over 2.1 million worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS. Last year alone, through our national office and 50-state network of chapters, we devoted over $161 million to programs that enhanced more than one million lives. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested more than $37 million to support 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. We are people who want to do something about MS now. Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.org.
About the Central NC Chapter
The Central North Carolina Chapter has been providing services and programs since 1969 to approximately 2,500 people with MS and their families in fifteen North Carolina counties: Alamance, Alleghany, Ashe, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin.
About Gregory Poole Equipment Company
Gregory Poole Equipment Company was founded by James Gregory Poole, Sr., and his uncle, William Lewis Gregory, on April 1, 1951. With headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, Gregory Poole became the Cat construction equipment dealer for eastern North Carolina. Since that time, the company has expanded its operations to 21 locations providing sales, rental, parts and service for construction, agricultural, forestry, industrial, marine power, on-highway truck and electric power generation equipment in the eastern parts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. For more information on Gregory Poole Equipment Company, please visit www.GregoryPoole.com.