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Big-Hearted Golfers Raise Funds for MS

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Aug. 28, 2003
Source: The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
PRNewswire
Cherry Hill, N.J.

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) was delighted to accept over $8,000 raised by one hundred local golfers who attended the recent fifth Annual Carrie LaBrosse Golf Tournament at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

The LaBrosse family, event committee, and National Waterproofing (the principal sponsor of the tournament) presented a check to MSAA President and CEO Doug Franklin. In his words of sincere gratitude, Doug Franklin said, "Thanks to the generosity of those who supported this event, people who are challenged with MS in central New Jersey will benefit from their kindness."

The sixth Annual Carrie LaBrosse Golf Tournament to benefit MSAA has already been scheduled for May 14, 2004. Interested players and sponsors should contact Layton Dodge at 856-234-5510, extension 274.

MSAA recognizes the valuable support provided by volunteer fundraisers and invites everyone in the community to join our cause -- to ease the day-to-day challenges of individuals with multiple sclerosis and their care partners.

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is a national nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people affected by multiple sclerosis.  MSAA offers programs and services including a toll-free Helpline (1-800-532-7667); support groups; equipment ranging from grab bars to wheelchairs; home modifications; MRI funding and insurance advocacy; educational literature including a quarterly magazine, The Motivator; Lending Library; cooling program for heat-sensitive individuals; symptom management research, and more.

The most common neurological disorder diagnosed in young adults, multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. This disorder damages or destroys the protective covering (known as myelin) surrounding the nerves, causing reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways.  Common symptoms include visual problems, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty with balance and coordination, and various levels of impaired mobility. MS is not contagious or fatal.

(L-R) Principal of National Waterproofing Bill Hoffman, Doug LaBrosse, and MSAA President and CEO Doug Franklin
 

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