Growing up I was a baton twirler. I competed in world championships and even twirled fire and knives. My baton twirling instructor was wonderful. Unfortunately she was in and out of the hospital as I grew up because she suffered with MS. Since I have this close tie to MS and how it can affect a person's life I wanted to share with you that EdibleArrangements’ is doing a fundraiser with the National MS Society which kicked off this past Friday. $5 from each Orange Blossom (orange is the color of MS) arrangement sold in 63 stores in MA, RI, and NH throughout March (March is The National MS Society’s MS Awareness month) is donated to The Society.
To order an Orange Blossom® arrangement call or visit any of the participating MA, NH, or RI locations, or visit www.EdibleArrangements.com/MS.
“Orange Blossom® with chocolate dipped strawberries and bananas.” Pictured above.
Edible Arrangements now-annual MS fundraiser was inspired by a North Shore resident and franchisee’s passion for MS fundraising and awareness due to extensive family history with this destructive disease. Nick D’Alleva, owner of the Peabody, Beverly and Lynn Edible Arrangements stores (his picture below), went to Corporate a few years ago to request that his co-op have a fundraiser that supports MS research. His wish was granted and in 2011 he and his co-op managed to raise $5,240 in just two weeks. With the success of this effort, the co-op extended their fundraising efforts in 2012 for the entire month of March- MS Awareness Month. The fundraiser was a huge success, raising $10,000 for the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter which is located in Waltham.
“Thanks to Nick and the entire Edible Arrangements® team, the National MS Society is able to help local individuals and families who are affected by MS, at the same time that we fund cutting-edge research around the country,” said Arlyn White, President and CEO of the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society helps everyone address the challenges of living with multiple sclerosis 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.
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 www.nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867.
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Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post, I am just helping with awareness for the cause. All opinions are my own.