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“Cooks & Chords” to raise funds for MS

Cooks & Chords, an evening tasting chef-prepared dishes from Valley restaurants paired with just the right spirits and acoustic music to raise funds to find a cure for multiple sclerosis, is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Mayo Clinic, 13400 E. Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale.

Cooks & Chords is sponsored by the Mayo Clinic. Among restaurants committed to the event are Aiello’s Salumeria, Charr Burger, Isa’s Pizza, Mayo Clinic, Pita Jungle and Sierra Bonita Grill.

Proceeds from the event that also includes a raffle and silent auction will support MS research, programs and services.

Auction items include, but are not limited to, a stay at the world-famous Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, jewelry, stay and golf at La Paloma Resort in Tucson and VIP tickets to the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction.

Tickets are $75 per person and are available by visiting www.ArizonaMS.org or calling (480) 455-3958. Additional sponsorships are available.

Chefs and restaurants interested in participating should call Arizona MS Chapter Director of Development Brandee Wessel at (480) 455-3958.

For more information about MS, visit www.nationalmssociety.org.

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Corks And Chords To Raise Money For Multiple Sclerosis Society

Cooks and Chords brings community together to celebrate with food and spirits while raising money for the Arizona Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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.

Chef-prepared dishes paired with delicious spirits and wonderfully-appointed acoustic music will be available for guests to enjoy — as will as a raffle and silent auction. Guests will also enjoy a cooking demonstration from Gabriele Bertaccini of Il Tocco.

Restaurants and sponsors include Mayo Clinic, Barefoot Wine, Aiello’s Salumeria, Sierra Bonita Grill, Charr Burger, Isa’s Pizza and Brio.

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

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
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society helps each person address the challenges of living with MS through its 50 state network of chapters. It funds more MS research, provides more services to people with MS, offers more professional education and further more advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world. For more information about the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, visit nationalmssociety.org.

Sponsorships and tickets for the event are available for purchase, a portion of which is tax-deductible.

To buy tickets or for more information about the MS Society or the Corks and Chords event, visit ArizonaMS.org or visit the event page, respectively. You can also call the Arizona Chapter at (480) 455-3958.