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Community Places Bet on a Cure

January 19, 2012

MS Casino Royale Returns in March

RYE BROOK, N.Y. – Living with multiple sclerosis involves a lot of risk, so why not take a gamble to raise money for a cure?

Participants will line-up to place their bets on Friday, March 23, just over the Connecticut border at Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook, N.Y. for the second annual MS Casino Royale.

The night will feature a variety of gaming, including a poker table, blackjack, craps, roulette and more. The event will also feature an impersonator and musical entertainment as well as a silent auction. This year, a tasting component will be added to the event, including an open bar and fine cuisine from area restaurants.

“We’re really excited to add a tasting component to the event at Doral Arrowwood this year,” said event-coordinator Carrie Levitt Kaplan. “The addition of food and drink from the finest area restaurants and vendors will surely make for a more enjoyable evening for all. We’re looking forward to seeing this event grow in its second year.”

Participants try their hand at blackjack at last year's MS Casino Royale. This year's event will be held Friday, March 23, at Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook, N.Y. For more information, please visit

Tickets to MS Casino Royale are $150 per person, which includes $100 in chips and a gift bag. Another option is the high roller ticket package which comes with a VIP gift bag, including a bottle of champagne and the option of car service or a night’s stay at Doral Arrowwood for $1,000 per couple.

More than 6,000 Connecticut residents live with the effects of multiple sclerosis. The cause is unknown, and, as a result, there currently is no cure. Symptoms can include, among other things, numbness in the limbs, difficulties with vision and speech, stiffness and, in some more severe cases, total paralysis. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot be predicted.

Funds raised through events, such as MS Casino Royale, for the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure and provide for the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter.

For more information on MS Casino Royale or to purchase tickets, please contact Carrie Levitt Kaplan, event coordinator, at 860-913-2550 ext. 52605 or


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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