MS Awareness Week - Frugatti's
Saturday, Mar. 0910:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Frugatti's600 Coffee Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93309Phone: 661-321-9512
25% of the sale will be donated to the National MS Society
Bakersfield – Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week is March 11 – 17, and people around the world and here locally are celebrating by creating connections that are stronger than those MS destroys. “MS kills connections and connections kill MS,” explained Christine Grontkowski, Community Development Manager for the National MS Society’s Kern field office. “Our hope is that more connections will be formed, leading to more resources for those affected by MS, more understanding, and more answers.” There are many ways you can be involved:
- Saturday, March 9 through Sunday, March 17: Buy a slice of carrot cake at Frugatti’s Italian Eatery and 25% of the sale will be donated to the National MS Society.
- Saturday, March 17: A team of volunteers, with the help of funding from Chevron, will travel around Kern County for the 4th annual MS Service Day, completing home improvement projects families affected by MS cannot, due to the limitations caused by the disease.
- Today: Visit www.WalkToEndMS.org to register for Walk MS, Bakersfield’s biggest MS fundraising event taking place Saturday, October 26 at Yokuts Park. Sign up early to get connected with others, and get a head start on fundraising!
- Support Walk MS team fundraisers for the month of March:
- On Thursday, March 21, “BAMS – Team Hope,” together with Frugatti’s and Imbibe Wine, are holding the 4th annual Taste of Hope fundraiser. A $40 ticket includes admission, light Italian fare, live music, and a wine card. Call 661.321.9512 ext. 66401 for more information.
- On Saturday, March 23, “Don’t MS With US” is holding a poker fundraiser at Aviator Casino in Delano. A $60 ticket includes a dinner buffet. Call Darren Kerns at 661.324.7500 or 661.303.2956 for more information.
- Every Connection Counts - share your story and connect with others at www.MSconnection.org. You can learn more about MS, upload your own photo and connection to share with others, download tools to spread MS awareness, or register to participate in Walk MS or Bike MS or another event near you. Whether you volunteer, bike, walk, advocate, educate, or support – every connection you create moves us closer to a world free of MS and shows your commitment to the MS movement.
Volunteers will also be painting downtown Bakersfield orange on Saturday, March 9 by tying orange ribbons around trees along Chester and Truxtun Avenues. You can also get involved by wearing orange or bringing orange treats to work or school. To learn other ways to get connected, call 661.321.9512 or visit www.nationalMSsociety.org/cal.
About Multiple Sclerosis
· Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.
· Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The advancement, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer toward a world free of MS.
· Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.
· MS affects about 2.1 million worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
· The National MS Society helps each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters.
· Through our home office and 50-state network of chapters, we fund more MS research, provide more services to people with MS, offer more professional education and further more advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world.
· The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. We are people who want to do something about MS now. Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.org.