FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wethersfield Resident Named 2006 Administrative Volunteer Of The Year
WETHERSFIELD, Conn. The National MS Society, Greater Connecticut Chapter named at its recent Annual Meeting named Wethersfield, Conn., resident Jean Leppert as the 2006 Administrative Volunteer of the Year. The award ceremony and annual meeting was held at the Hartford Marriott in Rocky Hill, Conn., on Sunday, March 4.
“Ms. Leppert first learned of the potentially debilitating effects of MS when a dear friend of hers was diagnosed,” said Nancy Discenza, chapter office manager. “After retiring in the early 1990s, she began volunteering for the National MS Society. Since that time, Ms. Leppert has volunteered in the chapter office at least one day per week. We’ve always been able to count on her and her work is invaluable to us.”
There are more than 6,000 Connecticut residents diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), an oftentimes debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system. The cause is unknown, and, as a result, there currently is no cure for MS.
Funds raised through chapter events, such as the upcoming 2007 Travelers MS Walk, presented by UnitedHealth Group, in April, ensure the continuation of scientific research to find a cure and provide for vital programs and services offered by the chapter to Connecticut residents diagnosed with MS.
For more information on multiple sclerosis, volunteer opportunities and the upcoming 2007 Travelers MS Walk, presented by UnitedHealth Group, please go to www.ctfightsMS.org.
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