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If Laughter Is The Best Medicine,
Then Reilly Is Just What The Doctor Ordered

HARTFORD, Conn. It’s said laughter is the best medicine. And while laughter can’t cure all that ails, there’s just nothing like a good guffaw to lighten the load.

Dave ReillyOn Wednesday, Sept. 5, the National MS Society, Greater Connecticut Chapter will host its first annual MS Comedy Night featuring comedian Dave Reilly, who has made appearances on MTV and FOX and performed nationwide to sold-out crowds. This night of hilarious comedy includes an open bar and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 if purchased in advance or $40 at the door.

Proceeds will benefit the more than 6,000 Connecticut residents battling the potentially debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS). The effects of MS are unpredictable. Symptoms can include numbness and tingling in the extremities, difficulties with vision and speech, stiffness, fatigue and, in some severe cases, total paralysis. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot be predicted, and there is no cure.

Funds raised through events, such as the MS Comedy Night, ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure and provide for the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the Greater Connecticut Chapter to residents statewide diagnosed with MS.

If laughter is the best medicine, Dave Reilly is just what the doctor ordered. The show begins at 7 p.m. at The Hartford in the Wallace Stevens Theater in Hartford, Conn. To learn more about Dave Reilly and his show, please visit www.davereilly.com. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org or call Nicole Marohn, associate vice president of development, at (860) 714-2300, ext.244.

8/13/07

NOTE TO MEDIA:

For More Information
Contact Karen E. Butler
Vice President, Communications
Phone: 860.714.2300, ext. 230
E-mail: kbutler@ctfightsMS.org
Cell Phone: 860.997.4487

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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