Raleigh, NC (PressExposure) April 19, 2008 -- National MS Society Announces Call for Sponsors for Triangle Walk MS 2008 Event Expected to Attract More Than 5,000 Participants and Volunteers
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 2, 2008) â The Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society announces sponsorship opportunities for Walk MS 2008 to be held May 3. Sponsors for the event will be exposed to nearly 5,000 participants and volunteers, as well as receive placement in the event's promotional materials.
âSponsors of Walk MS are seen, recognized and celebrated for their partnership and commitment to achieving a world free of multiple sclerosis,â says Staci Barfield, director of corporate relations of the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. âNot only do sponsors help increase their companyâs reach, but they help support the entire Triangle community.â
Sponsors for the event have the opportunity to receive media exposure, brand exposure and on-site benefits, as well as recognition on the National MS Society Web site, newsletter and print collateral. Available sponsorships range from $3,000 Corporate Signature Sponsors to a $35,000 Exclusive Presenting Sponsor.
In addition to the one, three and five-mile walk routes, the 2008 Walk MS event will feature the Bike MS Kick-Off Ride and the MS 8K Run for Research. Other activities throughout the day include Imagineâs Ramp Building Festival, live entertainment by The Embers and Big Daddy Rhythm and the Heavyweights, as well as many kids' activities.
For more information on event sponsorship, visit walknct.nationalmssociety.org or call 919-834-0678 or 1-800 FIGHT MS.
About Multiple Sclerosis: Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to 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 more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.5 million worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society: MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesnât. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS. Each year, through our home office and 50-state network of chapters, we devote approximately $125 million to programs and services that enhance more than one million lives to move us closer to a world free of MS. In 2007, the Society invested more than $46 million to support 440 research projects around the world. We are people who want to do something about MS NOW. If you or someone you know has MS, please contact the National MS Society today at http://www.nationalmssociety.org or 1-800 FIGHT MS to learn about ways to help manage multiple sclerosis and about current research that may one day reveal a cure.