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Third Annual Tasting Attracts More Than 400 And Raises More Than $11,000!

Third Annual Tasting Attracts More Than 400 And Raises More Than $11,000!


Third Annual Tasting Attracts More Than 400 And Raises More Than $11,000!

CHESHIRE, Conn. More than 400 attended the third annual Cheshire Beer Tasting Party Friday, March 14, in support of Team Jenifer and the 2008 Travelers Walk MS. The ale tasting, sponsored by Cheshire Wine & Spirits, was held at St. Bridget’s Parish in Cheshire, Conn., and raised more than $11,000, $3,500 more than that raised at last year’s tasting.

Walsh"Jenifer and I were extremely touched by the generosity of our friends who helped organize the tasting," said Don Walsh, who with his wife, Jenifer, established the event. "It is so nice to see people coming out to help support our cause. Jenifer and I continue to be touched by the love and support we receive from our friends, family and the town of Cheshire."

Beer connoisseurs and novices alike sampled from more than 30 micro breweries and imports. Proceeds benefit Team Jenifer and the 2008 Travelers Walk MS.

Jenifer Walsh, 43, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis ten years ago. Since her initial diagnosis, she and her family have worked tirelessly to galvanize friends and relatives to help raise awareness and critically-needed funds to find a cure for the disease. Today, Walsh’s team is ranked among the top ten fundraising teams in the state, with more than 200 members participating last year.

More than 6,000 Connecticut residents, like Walsh, live with the effects of multiple sclerosis, a 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 Walk, ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure and provide for vital programs and services offered by the Greater Connecticut Chapter to residents diagnosed with MS.

For more information on Team Jenifer or to contribute, please contact Jenifer Walsh at 203-271-1332 or by e-mail at teamjenifer@aol.com. The 2008 Travelers Walk MS will be held at 11 across Connecticut on Sunday, May 4, at a 12th site, Storrs on Sunday, April 13. To register, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org or call 1-800-FIGHT MS.


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