Golf Tourney In Gainesville To Raise Funds For MS Awareness 2009: Registration 300

Golf tourney in Gainesville to raise funds for MS awareness

Registration is $300 per person and will begin at 10 a.m.
Twenty years ago, Kathy Halcomb was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable neurological disease that interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body. The symptoms of MS can be varied and are often unpredictable, ranging from numbness and imbalance to paralysis and blindness. There is no cure for MS. In its first year, the tournament raised $800. Last year it netted a record $80,000 that was donated to the National Capital Chapter to support local programs and services for people affected by the disease. Kathy Halcomb remembers her favorite moment about the fundraiser was “a few years ago when we presented the Chapter with the check from the tournament. It was the largest yet and everyone had tears in their eyes … it was great to know that we could make such a difference.” The Capital Chapter provides counseling, education and employment to information and referral, public policy development and advocacy, and financial assistance in the Washington area. For more information call 202-296-5363.
Staff writer Bennie Scarton Jr. can be reached at 703-369-6707.

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