The National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Amarillo, TX hosts an annual event entitled the “MS Beef-a-Thon”. The Beef-a-Thon is a unique fundraising event specific to the Panhandle of Texas, where Multiple Sclerosis Society has teamed up with Texas cattle feeders for more than 40 years to raise funds and awareness to support our efforts in eliminating multiple sclerosis. The Multiple Sclerosis Society is pleased to continue this event into its 43rd year. The event is a live 3-hour televised auction of beef from local feed yards, donations from merchants and artwork from local talent. Participants have the option to call in to place bids, or make them online through our website, www.beefathon.org. The Panhandle Office of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society invites you to participate in the 2013 MS Beef-a-Thon that will be televised on KCIT—Fox 14, on Sunday, August 11th, from 3 – 6pm.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease. The Panhandle Office serves people affected by MS in the Texas & Oklahoma Panhandle and eastern New Mexico. The Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education and provides programs and services to help those living with MS, their families and caregivers. The Society’s direct financial assistance program helps those affected offset costs of what has become one of the most expensive diseases. Current data estimates it costs about $70,000 per person, per year to have MS. It’s an unbelievable burden.
The success of this event depends entirely on donor support, and we are requesting a donation from your business to make this year’s event the most successful yet. We are seeking any donation you would be able to provide. Your donation will be featured on our Bid Boards throughout the event and you will receive sponsor benefits based on the value of the donation.
MS stops people from moving – we exist to make sure it doesn’t. The money raised from this event helps to fund our services and programs, as well as research into the cause, treatment and cure for MS.
We sincerely hope that you will be participating in this year’s MS Beef-a-Thon. Thank you for your consideration!
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