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Cooks and Chords raises money for MS

Tickets are available for the Arizona Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Cooks and Chords –A Taste for a World Free of MS presented by Mayo Clinic and Express Scripts. The event will be held Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. Guests will enjoy stations of chef-prepared dishes paired with delicious spirits and wonderfully-appointed acoustic music will tantalize guests as they browse packages in our raffle and silent auction.

Restaurants and sponsors include Mayo Clinic, Barefoot Wine, Aiello’s Salumeria, Sierra Bonita Grill, Charr Burger, Isa’s Pizza and Brio. Guests will also enjoy a cooking demonstration from Gabriele Bertaccini of Il Tocco.

Last year the 5th annual Corks and Chords event raised more than $30,000 to provide programs for people living with MS and fund research towards the cure and treatment of this chronic disease of the central nervous system.

Sponsorships and tickets for the event are available for purchase, a portion of which is tax-deductible. To buy tickets or for more information, visit www.ArizonaMS.org  or call the Arizona Chapter at (480) 455-3958.

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.