BLAISE VAN MALSEN The News Bulletin
By Catherine Litt
The news Bulletin
Apr 11 2006
The Multiple Sclerosis Society is celebrating its best ever Super Cities Walk/run for MS.
Sunday’s event drew a record number of teams to Maffeo Sutton Park – and a record number of dollars to MS research and services.
“We’re thrilled,” said Nathalie Cooke, coordinator of special events for the society’s central Island chapter.
Thirty-four teams participated in the walk, raising a record $67,000 – a figure that’s expected to top $70,000 once all pledges are in.
The increase comes as somewhat of a surprise to the organization. Like most charities, it began 2006 in the fundraising shadow of world relief efforts for tsunami and hurricane victims.
“The word that was going around most of the non-profits is this isn’t going to be the best year, that there’s going to be fallout from all of the other things,” said Cooke."