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Bikers To Unite Tires To Pavement & Hearts To Worthy Cause

      HARTFORD, Conn. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Connecticut Chapter is revvin’ up to host the 7th annual MS Motorcycle Ride to be held on Sunday, July 22. Last year more than 1,200 riders donned leather for this increasingly popular event uniting tires to pavement and hearts to a cause. The 2007 ride will kick start from TSI Harley-Davidson/Buell in Ellington, Conn., at 11 a.m.

Peace “Finding a cure for MS is a priority for me” said Sean Booska, who is a top fundraiser for the event and whose uncle, also a one-time bike enthusiast, died last year as a result of complications related to multiple sclerosis. “Riding is also a passion of mine. Saddling up for a cause that can raise funds to help find a cure makes riding all the more meaningful.”

The ride traverses a 40-mile route through Connecticut’s breathtaking countryside, coming to rest at Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron, Conn., where participants are treated to a down home barbeque, live entertainment, games and drawings.

        Multiple sclerosis is a potentially debilitating autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. The cause is unknown and 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 the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to more than 6,000 Connecticut residents Enjoying the Ridediagnosed with MS.

Pre-registration is available online at http://www.ctfightsms.org/. Pre-registration will also be available at TSI Harley Davidson/Buell, located at 398 Somers Road in Ellington, Conn., on Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. There is a $20 fee for riders and a $20 fee for passengers. The event is open to spectators and visitors with a $10 donation for finish line festivities only.

Sponsors include TSI Harley-Davidson/Buell in Ellington, WFSB-TV Eyewitness News Channel 3 and The Rock 106.9 WCCC.

For more details on the 2007 MS Motorcycle Ride, please got to http://www.ctfightsms.org/ or call (860) 714-2300, ext. 244.



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


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