Tee-off to Cure Multiple Sclerosis Participate in the Boston Cure Project for MS Golf Tournament and help find a cure for MS

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Belinda Vandervoort, belinda@bostoncure.org, 781-235-2882
Krista Milne, krista.milne@comcast.net, 617/969-0770
Art Mellor, art@bostoncure.org, 781/487-0008

Tee-off to Cure Multiple Sclerosis 
Participate in the Boston Cure Project for MS Golf Tournament and help find a cure for MS

Waltham, Mass. and Sandwich, Mass. August 22, 2003 The Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is sponsoring its first annual "Tee-off to Cure MS" golf fundraiser on October 8 starting at 11:00 a.m at the award-winning Pinehills Country Club in Plymouth, Mass. All golf enthusiasts are invited to "Tee-off" and join local sports celebrities already signing up to play. The registration fee is $300 per person or $1200 per foursome, with proceeds going to the Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis and its efforts to cure MS by determining its causes. To participate, contact Hank Tuohy at Old Colony Sports, Hank@oldcolonysports.com, (508) 477-5355 or Melissa Baker at the Boston Cure Project, melissa@bostoncure.org, (781)788-0880. The registration deadline is September 26.

Participants and sponsors are invited to the post-tournament dinner at Pinehills. They also receive a Tee-off to Cure MS golf shirt, a practice bucket of balls, use of a golf cart and the locker facilities at Pinehills. For businesses, sponsorship packages and event program advertising opportunities are also available. Please contact Hank or Melissa for additional details. For non-golfers wanting to support efforts toward a cure for MS, please visit www.bostoncure.org

"Most golfers know individuals affected by MS," says Art Mellor, CEO and co-founder, Boston Cure Project for MS. "Tee-off to Cure MS is a great way for golf enthusiasts to help us develop a cure and have a great time doing so." Mellor adds, "We appreciate the support of Old Colony and Pinehills Country Club, and individual efforts to make this tournament a success."

Hank Tuohy, President, Old Colony Sports says, "We're proud to work with the Boston Cure Project to promote Tee-off to Cure MS and to support its efforts to cure this debilitating disease."

Multiple Sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system affecting over 400,000 people in the US and 2 million individuals worldwide. MS often results in severe disability including the inability to walk, blindness, cognitive dysfunction, bladder and bowel problems, extreme fatigue and other serious symptoms.

About Old Colony Sports

Founded in 1995, Old Colony Sports is a sports event marketing company based in Sandwich, Mass. The company's philosophy is to deliver cross marketing to maximize promotional results for local, national and international sporting through sports. Old Colony plans to present 15 charity golf tournaments a year. Visit www.oldcolonysports.com or call Hank Tuohy for more information (617) 842-8661.

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 info-web0706@bostoncure.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.