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NOTE TO MEDIA: Reporters are invited to attend and cover the 2008 MS Connecticut Citizen of the Year Gala Saturday, May 31, at Mohegan Sun. RSVP is required. To confirm attendance and secure media pass, please contact Karen E. Butler, Vice President of Communications, at 860.997.4487.

Local Broadcast Personality Brad Davis To Accept 2008 MS Hope Award

UNCASVILLE, Conn. Local radio personality Brad Davis has been named the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter 2008 MS Hope Award recipient. Davis, who just celebrated his 31st anniversary as the “morning man” at WDRC AM 1360, will accept the award at the chapter’s MS Connecticut Citizen of the Year Gala, which will be held in conjunction with the Billy Joel concert at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., Saturday, May 31.

Brad Davis, Hope Award Winner
The MS Hope Award is a prestigious honor bestowed by the Connecticut Chapter and is presented to individuals exhibiting extraordinary community leadership and support for improving the quality of life for Connecticut residents. As successful as he has been on air, Davis, a native of Stafford Springs and a longtime resident of Bloomfield, has been equally successful within the community. He is dedicated to numerous charitable and educational efforts and has been recognized by many, including the Hartford Courant, for his community involvement.

A dedicated volunteer in the community, Davis has lent his support to “Buddy for a Day,” the Greater Hartford Food Bank and the Governor’s Care to Share. In addition, he has served in various capacities for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Hartford Hospital, as well as many entities in support of the arts. Through his efforts over the last five years, he has helped to raise more than $2.3 million for Hartford-area charities.

“We are delighted to present this award to Brad,” said Lisa Gerrol, chapter president. “Brad has a commanding presence throughout Greater Hartford and beyond. He consistently reaches out to others and has helped raise awareness on many fronts to include the fight against MS.”

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and often disabling disease of the central nervous system. The cause is unknown and there currently is no cure for MS. The MS Connecticut Citizen of the Year Gala is a fundraiser to support the Connecticut Chapter’s mission to end the devastating effects of MS. Proceeds from the gala ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure and the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to the more than 6,000 Connecticut residents diagnosed with MS.

The Connecticut Chapter has named Chris Dadlez, president and chief executive officer of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, the 2008 MS Connecticut Citizen of the Year. The event will feature Billy Joel in concert, a pre-concert cocktail reception and awards presentation and an after-concert dessert reception.

For more information on 2008 MS Gala and tickets, please contact Kara Preston at 860-714-2300, ext. 233.

NOTE TO MEDIA
For More Information
Contact Karen Butler
Vice President of Communications
Phone: 860.714.2300, ext. 230
kbutler@ctfightsMS.org

 

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