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Young Hartford Professional Teams Up With Local Eatery
To Host Summer Kick-Off Featuring Open Bar

HARTFORD, Conn. While many may approach dating with a certain laissez faire attitude, Jonathan Heinlein

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Jonathan Heinlein gives his girlfriend Meghan Purcell a break from walking while at last year’s Walk MS.
takes the role of boyfriend seriously. When he learned his girlfriend’s mother battles the potentially debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis, he immediately joined the fight first, by stepping out at the National MS Society’s annual Walk MS event and, now, by coordinating a summer kick-off event at Sweet Jane’s, a Hartford eatery known for hosting Connecticut’s best musicians and bands.

“Joan is a great person,” says 23-year-old Heinlein, who works as a paralegal with Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider in Hartford. “As a result of the effects of her MS, she can’t get around as she did a few years ago. But she’s a tough woman. And I have never heard her complain. The money raised through this event will benefit the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter and its efforts to support residents living with MS.”

More than 6,000 Connecticut residents live with the potentially debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis, a disease affecting the central nervous system. The cause is unknown and there currently is no cure. The disease is unpredictable. It affects each person differently. Symptoms can include tingling and numbness in the

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Baltimore, Md., resident Joan Purcell is surrounded by her Walk MS team, Team Purcell.
extremities, fatigue, changes in vision, imbalance, pain, speech impairment, and, in some cases, complete paralysis.

The open bar event takes place at Sweet Jane’s, located at 88 Pratt Str. In Hartford, Saturday, June 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature a three-hour open bar, catered hors d’oeuvres from Max Bibo’s , silent auction, drawings for prizes and live music. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, go to hartfordmsevent.weebly.com or contact Jonathan Heinlein at jheinlein11@gmail.com. To learn more about MS, its effects and programs and services offered by the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter to those in the state living with MS, please go to http://www.ctfightsms.org/.


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