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Cheshire Herald Recognized By National MS Society

January 10, 2014

Maureen Jakubisyn, vice president of the Cheshire Herald, poses with a 2013 Walk MS appreciation plaque, presented to The Cheshire Herald by the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. Founded in 1953 by Howard and Ruth True, The Cheshire Herald is one of the few remaining independently owned news organizations and is committed to providing quality coverage of the events and issues that shape our community, while providing a forum for readers and their thoughts and interests. Jakubisyn, has been with the paper for 35 years and her husband, Joseph Jakubisyn, is the paper’s president and publisher. Located in Cheshire, the paper is a longtime supporter of Connecticut Chapter, helping to raise awareness about MS and promoting the chapter’s Walk MS event. The National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, expects the 2014 Walk MS to raise $1.3 million in 2014. The 2014 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, will be held Saturday, April 5, in Madison and Westport as well as Sunday, April 6, at 10 more sites across the state, including Cheshire High School in Cheshire. Lunch is provided compliments of Subway and Coca-Cola. Registration is free but participants are encouraged to raise funds in support of friends and loved ones battling MS. For more information or to register, visit

About the Connecticut Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Connecticut Chapter strives to provide knowledge and assistance to help people with MS and their families maintain the highest possible quality of life. These goals are achieved through vital national and local programs.

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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