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Sixth Annual Tasting Benefits Connecticut Residents With MS

November 22, 2011

HARTFORD, Conn. – Greater Hartford’s finest restaurants will partner with the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, for the sixth annual Greater Hartford MS Taste of Hope on Thursday, Feb. 23, at The Society Room in Hartford. The wine, spirits and gourmet food tasting will benefit the more than 6,000 Connecticut residents living with multiple sclerosis.

BesitoMore than 200 guests attended last year’s event at The Society Room which featured roughly two dozen Hartford-area restaurants and beverage vendors. To date, participating restaurants and vendors for 2012 include: Besito, Christina's Gourmet Cookies, City Steam Brewery Cafe, Corey's Catsup and Mustard, DISH Bar and Grill, Hooker Brewery, Olde Burnside Brewing Company, Peel Liqueur, Peppercorn's Grill, Salute, The Society Room and Willimantic Brewing Company.

“The 2011 tasting was spectacular and we’re excited to make 2012 even better,” said Elizabeth Sulick, event coordinator. “The Society Room provides a beautiful setting. This is a great opportunity for people to sample local cuisine and beverages and spend time with their friends and co-workers while fundraising for a very worthy cause.”

The Greater Hartford MS Taste of Hope takes place Thursday, Feb. 23, at The Society Room in Hartford. Tickets purchased in quantities of four or more are just $50 per person but must be purchased by contacting event coordinator Elizabeth Sulick, at 860-913-2550, ext. 52524. Individual tickets are $75 and are available for purchase online.

For more information on the event or to purchase tickets online, please 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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