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Raffle Raising Funds for Those Affected by Multiple Sclerosis

Oct. 11, 2013

A 2014 Polaris Ranger utility task vehicle (UTV) is the first place prize in a raffle to support multiple sclerosis-related research, programs and services.

The Polaris Ranger 500 EFI includes a camouflage wrap and comes with a trailer. Prizes from the $10 raffle tickets also include cash awards of $500 and $250 and a rider registration for the 2015 MS Snowmobile Tour.

Tickets are available at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter office, 1120 James Dr. in Hartland, Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; the MS Snowmobile Tour booth at the Snowmobile USA Show & Sale (Milwaukee), October 18-20 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center; and Don & Roy’s Motorsports, 17740 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, during regular store hours.

The drawing will be held January 25, but winners don’t need to be present to win.

The raffle was organized by the volunteer committee for the MS Snowmobile Tour, a weekend snowmobiling event that will be held January 23-25, 2014, in Lac du Flambeau, Wis., to raise money for multiple sclerosis-related research and services.

For more information or to find out where and when the UTV will be on display, contact the MS Snowmobile Tour volunteer committee at mssnowtourraffle@gmail.com or the National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter at 262-369-4400.

MS Snowmobile Tour
The 31st Annual MS Snowmobile Tour is headquartered at the Lake of the Torches Resort in Lac du Flambeau, Wis. Accommodations include lodging, meals, entertainment, experienced trail guides and full mechanical support. Participants pay a $45 non-refundable registration fee and pledge to raise a minimum of $650 each, although in the past, most riders have raised an average of three times that amount. Visit MSsnowmobiletour.org for details and to register.

In total, more than $6.7 million has been raised for MS-related research and services in the past 30 years.

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. 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 at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. More than 10,000 children, women and men have been diagnosed in Wisconsin, which is believe to be one of the higher prevalence rates in the country.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society invested $44 million in 2012 to support more than 350 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement by contacting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter at wisMS.org or 262-369-4400 (toll-free 800-242-3358).

Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).

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