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Golf Tournament To Benefit Hayley’s Hope & Michaela’s Miracle MS Memorial Fund

PORTLAND Conn. The fifth annual Capital Financial Planning Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Sept. 14, at Quarry Ridge Golf Course beginning with lunch at 11:30 and followed by a shotgun start thereafter.

Proceeds will benefit Hayley’s Hope and Michaela’s Miracle MS Memorial Fund, a locally-restricted fund assisting Connecticut residents battling the potentially debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS). Jennifer Petit and her daughters Hayley and Michaela were devoted members of the National MS Society, Greater Connecticut Chapter, raising awareness and funds to help find a cure for MS.

Jennifer Petit had been diagnosed with MS about nine years ago. Hayley, then 11 consequently started a MS Walk Team she named Hayley’s Hope, hoping to help fund a cure for her mother and others struggling with the same disease. Over an eight-year period, Hayley’s Hope raised more than $54,000. Just before their untimely deaths in July, Hayley, who was to attend college in the fall, prepared to pass the torch to her 11-year-old sister Michaela, who named her team Michaela’s Miracle. The memorial fund, established by the Petit family, honors the memory of the girls and carries on their work to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.

More than 6,000 Connecticut residents, like Jennifer Petit, have multiple sclerosis. 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 Capital Financial Planning Golf Tournament, 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.

The Capital Financial Planning Golf Tournament takes place on Friday, Sept. 14, at Quarry Ridge Golf Course at 9 Rose Hill Road in Portland, Conn. There is a $150 per player registration fee. Checks should be made payable to James Gannon and mailed to Bernadette Adams, Capital Financial Planning, 110 Washington Ave., North Haven, CT 06473. Registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, golf carts, lunch, prizes, a raffle, giveaways and dinner featuring prime rib, jumbo shrimp scampi and an open bar. For more information on the tournament or to register, please contact Bernadette Adams at (203) 234-6365 or e-mail at Bernadette@4cfp.net. For more information on multiple sclerosis, available services or the Hayley’s Hope & Michaela’s Miracle MS Memorial Fund, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org.

8/20/07

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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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