Oct 15, 2013
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Ashley Greenman|
|October 15, 2013||OFFICE: 585-271-0805 (x70322)|
Join Our Team, Make a Goal and Stop MS
Buffalo, NY- The Buffalo Sabres are gearing up to shut out multiple sclerosis. This season, with support from two local news stations and the National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter, the Sabres will be scoring not only for their team, but each goal will be one shot closer to a world free of MS. Now, they’re asking their fans to join their team efforts by making a pledge.
Joining forces with Jacquie Walker of WIVB NEWS 4 and Brain Duff of WGR AM550, the National MS Society invites you to pledge any dollar amount per goal or shutout for the Buffalo Sabres 2013-2014 regulation season. You can pledge $1, $2, or $3 per goal –or $10 or $20 per shut out. You even have the option to carry your pledge through the playoffs and Stanley Cup. Through your pledge, you are not only supporting your favorite hockey team, you will be supporting the search for a cure for multiple sclerosis.
At the end of the season, goals and shutouts will be tallied, and you make a tax-deductible donation to the National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter based on the total. Autographed prizes, including photos, puck, and Sabres jerseys, are available at certain donation levels.
Our region has the second highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the country. In Upstate New York, there are over 12,800 living with MS, and over 3,400 of those individuals are in Western New York alone. Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and can stop people from moving forward in their lives. Symptoms can range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. With your pledge, we can get one step closer to finding a cure.
If you are interested in taking the initiative to help stop MS, log on to MSupstateny.org and click on the Team Up 4 MS logo for more information. Or, you can call Maria D. Batt at 716-634-2573, ext. 70501, or e-mail Maria.Batt@nmss.org. Go Sabres!
For more information, contact Ashley Greenman, Senior Manager of Community Engagement, 585-271-0805 (x70322), Ashley.Greenman@nmss.org.
About multiple sclerosis and the National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter: Multiple sclerosis, an 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. 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. The rate of diagnosis in Upstate New York is about double the national average. MS affects more than 2.1 million people worldwide and more than 12,800 people in the 50-county region served by the Upstate New York Chapter. For more information, visit MSupstateny.org.