Presenting Sponsors Announced for Ridgewood Turkey Trot
Released on: October 16, 2008, 11:57 am
Press Release Author: MS Events
Industry: Non Profit
Press Release Summary: The Ridgewood Turkey Trot, an annual Thanksgiving Day run benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, announces today Mizuno, Fleet Feet Sports of Raleigh, and the Ridgewood Shopping Center as presenting sponsors. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and includes: a competitive and noncompetitive 8K run, a 1 mile fun run, a Kid's dash and award ceremony.
Press Release Body: Presenting Sponsors Announced for Ridgewood Turkey Trot Every 100th Competitor to Receive Free Mizuno Shoes
RALEIGH, N.C. (October 16, 2008) - Bruce Bokish, volunteer race director of the Ridgewood Turkey Trot, an annual Thanksgiving Day run benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, announces today Mizuno, Fleet Feet Sports of Raleigh, and the Ridgewood Shopping Center as presenting sponsors. Every 100th finisher in the competitive 8K will receive a free pair of Mizuno shoes and custom fitting from Fleet Feet Sports of Raleigh.
"We are pleased to continue our support for the Ridgewood Turkey Trot and the National MS Society," says Bob Morris, owner of Fleet Feet Sports of Raleigh. "This event is a great way for us to give thanks by raising money for MS research."
Registration is 20 percent higher than previously recorded this time last year, and is expected to surpass last year's turnout of 1,200 people. The event that has become a Triangle tradition will be held Thursday, November 27 and includes a one-mile fun run, a non-competitive and competitive 8K, and a kid's dash. All proceeds from the event will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
"We look forward to this year's Turkey Trot being bigger and better," says Bokish. "I am proud the community continues to support the efforts of the National MS Society."
For more information about the Ridgewood Turkey Trot or to register for the race, visit www.mseventsnc.com or contact Bruce Bokish at email@example.com .
About Ridgewood Shopping Center: Ridgewood Shopping Center has been serving the Raleigh community for more than 40 years. Locally-owned and operated since its inception, Ridgewood Shopping Center has made a point of maintaining a high quality mix of local and national merchants. Visit www.ridgewoodshoppingcenter.com.
About Fleet Feet Sports: Fleet Feet Sports Raleigh is a locally-owned running store featuring a welcoming environment where runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all abilities receive unparalleled service and support. The knowledgeable team takes the time to get to know you and your specific needs in order to guide you to the products that are the right FIT for you, whether it is footwear, athletic clothing, sports bras or fitness accessories. For more information, call (919) 832-8275 or visit www.fleetfeetraleigh.com.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society: MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn't. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS. Each year, through our home office and 50-state network of chapters, we devote approximately $125 million to programs and services that enhance more than one million lives to move us closer to a world free of MS. In 2007, the Society invested more than $46 million to support 440 research projects around the world. We are people who want to do something about MS NOW. If you or someone you know has MS, please contact the National MS Society today at www.nationalmssociety.org or 1-800 FIGHT MS to learn about ways to help manage multiple sclerosis and about current research that may one day reveal a cure.
About Multiple Sclerosis: Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.5 million worldwide.