Cornhole To Benefit National MS Society At Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall On June 23

WILMINGTON, MA — Team Sweaty Already is back again for the ninth straight year to raise funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. The team is participating in the MS Challenge Walk—a 3-Day, 50-mile walk that’s taking place on September 7-9th in Cape Cod. Since 2010, Team Sweaty Already has raised over $65,000 for the National MS Society Greater New England Chapter.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide. Most are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and about two thirds are women. The cause of MS and how to stop progression, restore function, and ultimately end MS forever, are the subjects of intensive worldwide research. Team Sweaty Already won’t stop until a cure is found and more therapies and treatments are available to those living with MS now.

Tara Tonello and Shelley Kresser (formerly both Hardimon’s who grew up in Wilmington) started fundraising in 2010 in honor of their mom, Susan Hardimon, who was diagnosed in 2003. They participate and fundraise for the a 3-Day, 50-mile MS Challenge Walk, along with their husbands Brian and Erik and cousins to give back and honor their mom Susan and the many others they know for their strength, bravery, and determination with facing this unpredictable disease. “I think one of the most challenging components of MS is that everyone’s MS doesn’t follow the same path—no two cases of MS are ever alike. Some people have mild numbness in the limbs once in their lifetime, while others may develop severe paralysis or loss of vision. The course of MS is often unpredictable which makes it extremely hard for those that are fighting MS, as well as their loved ones. That inconsistency and ebbs and flows of symptoms make it a big challenge to control and manage.” says Tara Tonello.

So how can you give back? Well, their annual fundraiser, Bags and Beers, which raises money for their fundraising requirement to participate in the walk, is taking place on Saturday, June 23th at the Knights of Columbus in Wilmington. This is a cornhole/bean bag toss tournament. All proceeds from “Bags and Beers” go to the team’s fundraising efforts. Team donation amount (2 players) is $50. There will be other fun activities, raffles, food and music there for those who might not want to play, but still want come out to show your support. Every dollar raised helps the National MS Society get one step closer to finding a cure and allows them to provide additional programs to help those living with MS today” Says Tara Tonello

To learn more about the team’s fundraising efforts, visit http://teamsweatyalready.com. Here you can register to participate in the cornhole tournament, learn more about team Sweaty Already, and access information on how you can donate and give back. For those that can’t make this one, a second cornhole tournament will be taking place in East Bridgewater, MA on August 11th. Thank you to Grow Socially/Interlink One for hosting the website again this year and to the Knights of Columbus for their hospitality and support!

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(NOTE: The above announcement is from the event organizers.)

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