For Immediate Release
BOSTON CURE PROJECT'S 3rd ANNUAL"HUNT TO CURE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS" RAISES OVER $30,000 WITH THE HELP OF 100 VOLUNTEERS
~ The Skellig, Sun Life Financial... and Mayor Jean McCarthy supported event ~
Waltham, Mass.- June 3, 2004 - Boston Cure Project raised over $30,000 in the annual Scavenger Hunt, their largest fundraising event of the year. More than 80 people grouped in small teams took to the streets of Waltham and neighboring towns to hunt for unusual items, perform hilarious stunts and gather photographic evidence of their escapades. Sun Life, CVS and other corporate sponsorships made the event possible, and The Skellig in Waltham donated meeting space and food for the teams. Personal donations raised by team members contributed to the winning teams' success in their quest to return victorious after 6 hours of hunting. Mayor Jeannette McCarthy of Waltham launched the hunt with words of encouragement.
Art Mellor, CEO of Boston Cure Project says, "We are thrilled at the continued support of the teams and sponsors who made this event such a success. This year's contributions will help us advance our work on the Blood, Tissue and Data Bank recently approved to begin at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center."
"The Hunt requires months of preparation, and the effort really pays off. Without a doubt it's the volunteers - the teams and the behind-the-scenes people, who rallied around this event that made it a success. So many people have a great time, and the proceeds raised will enable Boston Cure Project to continue to search for the causes that will lead to the cure for Multiple Sclerosis," states event manager, Lisa Sargeant.
Scavenger Hunt sponsors included: CVS Pharmacy, Sun Life Financial, The Skellig Restaurant, West Suburban Imaging, Skelmir and several Waltham-based businesses including Scott Goffstein & Associates, and Kevin Song Homes.
About The Boston Cure Project
The Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, www.bostoncure.org, is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to curing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by determining its causes. Boston Cure Project believes this effort can be accelerated by organizing the research process and encouraging collaboration between research organizations and clinicians. A "Cure Map" is currently being developed by the Boston Cure Project to establish what is known and what is not known about the causes of MS. From the Cure Map, Boston Cure Project will facilitate research most likely to reveal the causes of MS in the shortest time through a large-scale, multidisciplinary, MS Repository. For more information about the Boston Cure Project or to make a corporate or individual donation, call 781/487-0008, visit bostoncure.org, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system that often results in severe disability including the inability to walk, blindness, cognitive dysfunction, extreme fatigue and other serious symptoms. MS affects over 400,000 people in the US and 2 million individuals worldwide. The disorder occurs twice as often in women as in men. The cause is not known and there is no known cure.