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The Northern California Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in Northern California and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.


Bimbo Bakeries USA and Flowers Foods “Summer Bun” Program Benefits National MS Society

May 8, 2013

May 08, 2013

Last Year, Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) along with Flowers Foods raised over $275,000 to benefit the National MS Society through the 2012 Summer Bun Program. The Society is excited to announce that this summer bread campaign is back – once again supported by our partners at BBU and Flowers Foods!

Through the retail support of Sam’s Club locations across the country, BBU and Flowers Foods provide custom displays and feature products to help raise MS awareness – AND donate 5 cents per package to local Society chapters. The summer bun promotion runs from May 4th through July 12th and includes the following BBU and Flowers Foods bun brands.

BBU: Colonial, Brownberry, Rainbo, Stroehmann, Arnold, Mrs. Baird’s, Sara Lee ,Oroweat, Master, Freihofer’s

Flowers Foods: Cobblestone Mill, Country Hearth, Flowers, Sunbeam

Please acknowledge BBU and Flowers Foods' support to raise $470,000 nationally to benefit the Society – ultimately benefiting people affected by MS in your community. The Society extends our appreciation to BBU, Flowers Foods and Sam’s Club for their commitment to a world free of MS.

About the Northern California Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Northern California Chapter of the National MS Society was chartered in 1954 and provides comprehensive programs, services and advocacy to assist and empower the more than 84,000 people who are affected by MS annually. The chapter is also a driving force of research for the prevention, treatment and cure of MS and contributes funds to support 350 National MS Society research projects worldwide – including almost $12 million in critical MS research initiatives locally at J. David Gladstone Institutes, UCSF, Stanford, UC Davis and UC Berkeley. The Chapter has offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, Central Valley and Silicon Valley.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and 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 leading to better understanding and 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 2.3 million people worldwide.


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