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Tee-off to Cure Multiple Sclerosis

Participate in the Boston Cure Project for MS Golf Tournament and help find a cure for MS

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Aug. 22, 2003
Source The Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis
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Waltham, Mass., and Sandwich, Mass.

The Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is sponsoring its first annual "Tee- off to Cure MS" golf fundraiser on October 8 starting at 11:00 a.m at the award-winning Pinehills Country Club in Plymouth, Mass.  All golf enthusiasts are invited to "Tee-off" and join local sports celebrities already signing up to play.  The registration fee is $300 per person or $1200 per foursome, with proceeds going to the Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis and its efforts to cure MS by determining its causes.  To participate, contact Hank Tuohy at Old Colony Sports, Hank@oldcolonysports.com, (508) 477.5355 or Melissa Baker at the Boston Cure Project, Melissa@bostoncure.org, (781) 788- 0880.  The registration deadline is September 26.

Participants and sponsors are invited to the post-tournament dinner at Pinehills.  They also receive a Tee-off to Cure MS golf shirt, a practice bucket of balls, use of a golf cart and the locker facilities at Pinehills. For businesses, sponsorship packages and event program advertising opportunities are also available.  Please contact Hank or Melissa for additional details.  For non-golfers wanting to support efforts toward a cure for MS, please visit http://www.bostoncure.org.

"Most golfers know individuals affected by MS," says Art Mellor, CEO and co-founder, Boston Cure Project for MS.  "Tee-off to Cure MS is a great way for golf enthusiasts to help us develop a cure and have a great time doing so."  Mellor adds, "We appreciate the support of Old Colony and Pinehills Country Club, and individual efforts to make this tournament a success."

Hank Tuohy, President, Old Colony Sports says, "We're proud to work with the Boston Cure Project to promote Tee-off to Cure MS and to support its efforts to cure this debilitating disease."

Multiple Sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic neuro-degenerative disorder of the central nervous system affecting over 400,000 people in the US and 2 million individuals worldwide.  MS often results in severe disability including the inability to walk, blindness, cognitive dysfunction, bladder and bowel problems, extreme fatigue and other serious side effects.

About Boston Cure Project for MS

The Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to curing MS by determining its causes. Focused primarily on accelerating the pace of MS breakthroughs, the Boston Cure Project seeks to remove obstacles to investigating the causes of MS and encourages collaboration between research organizations and clinicians.  It is developing a "Cure Map," a systematic plan of research into the causes of MS, and is implementing a multi-disciplinary Blood, Tissue and Data Bank to accelerate the search for environmental and genetic factors in MS.  For more information about the Boston Cure Project or to make a corporate or individual contribution, call 781/788-0880, or visit http://www.bostoncure.org.

About Old Colony Sports

Founded in 1995, Old Colony Sports is a sports event marketing company based in Sandwich, Mass. The company's philosophy is to deliver cross marketing to maximize promotional results for local, national and international sporting through sports.  Old Colony plans to present 15 charity golf tournaments a year.  Visit http://www.oldcolonysports.com or call Hank Tuohy for more information (617) 842-8661.
 

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