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More Than 1,200 Bikers Rev Up To Raise More Than $38,000

ELLINGTON, Conn. More than 1,200 motorcycle enthusiasts revved up Sunday, July 22, for the seventh annual National MS Society, Greater Connecticut Chapter MS Motorcycle Ride. The event raised more than $38,000 $4,000 more than last year. Led by Grand Marshals Kevin Hogan, anchor and reporter with WFSB Eyewitness News Channel 3, and State Senator Edith Prague, bikers jump started from TSI Harley Davidson/Buell located in Ellington, Conn. The pack then rumbled along a 40-mile route to the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron, Conn., where they were welcomed with a cookout, courtesy of IGA, and music by rock band 1800 Band.

Motorcycle2"The event was a huge success," said Michelle Zimnoch, special events director. "It’s always great to see so many come out enthusiastic about the ride and eager to support a worthy cause."

More than 6,000 Connecticut residents have multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease. There currently is no cure. Funds raised through chapter events, such as the MS Motorcycle Ride, ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure and provide for the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to those in Connecticut affected by MS.

Motorcycle1Event partners included TSI Harley Davidson/Buell in Ellington, WFSB Eyewitness News 3, The Rock 106.9 WCCC, IGA, The Law Offices of Trantolo & Trantolo, Hot Leathers, All Wheels Motorparts and Teva Neuroscience. Outstanding pledge funds and donations can be submitted by mail to: Greater Connecticut Chapter, 659 Tower Ave., First Floor, Hartford, CT 06112 or by going online at www.ctfightsMS.org. For more information on MS, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org or call 860.714.2300.

7/30/07

Karen E. Butler
Vice President of Communications
Greater Connecticut Chapter
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Studies show that early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can reduce future disease activity and improve quality of life for many people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Talk to your health care professional and contact the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at www.nationalmssociety.org or 1.800.FIGHT-MS to learn about ways to help manage multiple sclerosis and about current research that may one day reveal a cure.

 

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