Edgren Named 2008 MS Corporate Achiever
BEACON FALLS, Conn. — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter has named Lars Edgren, vice president, commercial mortgage lending with TD Banknorth, NA a 2008 MS Corporate Achiever — one of only 18 leaders within the New Haven region to be so named.
A resident of Beacon Falls, Conn., Edgren received his Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate from University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., in 1979. Lars has been with TD Banknorth, NA, 2 West Main St., Waterbury, Conn., for eight years.
“A member of my immediate family has MS and I have seen, first hand, the effects of MS,” said Edgren. “I feel it is imperative to raise funds because it will ensure treatment, ongoing research, and one day a cure.”
Edgren is a member of the Waterbury Exchange Club and has participated in the annual Walk MS for several years.
Established by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter in 2000, MS Corporate Achievers is a recognition program honoring some of Connecticut’s most influential leaders while at the same time raising critically needed funds to ensure ongoing scientific research and the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to the more than 6,000 Connecticut residents diagnosed with MS. Honorees are nominated by their peers and selected by an advisory council board for making outstanding contributions to business, civic and cultural enrichment.
Through participation, honorees join an elite leadership network sharing a commitment to making Connecticut a better place in which to live. Since 2000 honorees have raised nearly $550,000 to help end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.
“Mr. Edgren is truly an effective leader throughout his community,” said Lisa Gerrol, Connecticut Chapter president and chief professional officer. “He is committed to raising funds in the fight against MS and devoted to elevating life within the New Haven region, his hometown of Beacon Falls and the state.”
To nominate a candidate for MS Corporate Achievers 2009, please contact Kara Preston, associate vice president of development, at 860-714-2300, ext. 233 or kpreston@ctfightsMS.org. To learn more about MS and its effects, please visit http://www.ctfightsms.org/.
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