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South Florida Chapter


Summer 2011

Almost at $700,000!

We couldn’t do this without you! A big thank you to our participants, sponsors and volunteers! We greatly appreciate everyone’s efforts to raise awareness and fundraise critical funds to create a world free of MS! Featured in this issue are individuals and teams who went above the call of duty to raise funds that support progressive MS research and vital programs and services for 6,000 South Floridians living with MS. Please take a moment to recognize their efforts. Online fundraising is still available until September 30, 2011 or or you can mail additional fundraising dollars to: National MS Society Attn:MS Walk 3201 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 127 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

2012 MS Walk Dates

Saturday, February 25th Lee County – Lakes Regional Park Naples – Lowdermilk Park Sunday, March 11th Boca Raton* – South County Regional Park

Sunday, February 26th Fort Lauderdale – Huizenga Plaza The Palm Beaches – CityPlace


Sunday, March 25th Aventura – Founders Park Coral Gables – The Park at City Hall

Check-in: 7:30 am • Walk Begins: 9:00 am *Boca Raton: Check in: 8:30 am • Walk Begins: 10:00 am (Due to Daylight Saving Time)

This issue of Footnotes is generously sponsored by:

Fundraising Awards as of June 17, 2011

Mission Possible Award: Fundraised at Least $6,000 Our Mission Possible represents those who raised $1 for each of the 6,000 South Floridians living with multiple sclerosis.

Edward Abboud Marni Becker-Avin Barbara Glasser

Tom Hannigan Chuck Isroff Angela Morgan

Top 3 Individual Walkers Overall

Fred Rothman - Boca Raton Marni Becker-Avin - Fort Lauderdale Tom Hannigan - Boca Raton

Frank Petrino Fred Rothman Orli Teitelbaum

Top 3 Teams Overall

Team Alie - Boca Raton Isroff/Dan/Ricca - Boca Raton Team B&P- Fort Lauderdale

Team Alie

Contact Us

National MS Society South Florida Chapter 3201 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite #127 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 1 800 FIGHT MS (800-344-4867)

Sara Bentley Development Manager

Denise Dixon Senior Development Coordinator Sylvia Fierro-Culver Development Assistant

MS Walk Website

MS Walk E-mail Page 2


Team B&P

Susan Dorne, Coral Gables walker, utilized her Facebook page to fundraise. She posted creative ways to get people to put a value on an item they would regularly purchase. She posted, “If I asked you to buy me a cup of coffee, would you? What if I asked you to put the $5 you would use for the coffee and donate it to become one of my walk sponsors? Just think if 5 people donated, it would be $25 towards my goal. Imagine the possibilities!” Susan fundraised $175 within 1 ½ days; thank you Susan!

Studies show that early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can reduce future disease activity and improve quality of life for many people with multiple sclerosis. The National MS Society’s medical advisors recommend that people with MS talk with their health care professionals about using these medications and about effective strategies and treatments to manage symptoms. If you or someone you know has MS, please contact the National MS Society at or 1 800 FIGHT MS (800-344-4867) to learn more. Summer 2011

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Gold Soles Club: Fundraised at Least $1,000 Vernon Achber Linda Alfieri Javier Araujo Yesenia Avila-Araujo Jennifer Baum Cherie Baum Roger Baum Estrella Behar Cristina Bencomo Erin Blankstein Stacey Borden Judith Buonfiglio Ronit Canet John Cannova Barbra Carr Anna Carter Amy-Beth Cartoon Mitchell Cohen Sandy Cook Jenny Dominguez Craig Dorne Susan Dorne Christina Duenas Jean Duling Sheila Feuer Marie Fountoukidis Lisa Ging Ellen Goldstein Danielle Greklek

Harriet Grenier Domenic Grosso Lori Gulley Marcy Hahn-Saperstein Karen Hart Herbert Hartman Mayra Heredia Jennifer Hernandez Caitlyn Johnston Zerlina Kaplan Faith Kasten Barbara Kroetz Melissa Lorenzo Glenda Lubiner Donna Luneburg Sparks Lunney Kay Morrison John Nichols Michele Nolan Maelyn Norin-Liedke Karina Oliu Eileen Ortega Lisa Osborne Larry Osborne Teri Perez Ruthye Plump Marguerite Quevedo Karina Raimont Patricia Reynolds

Stephanie Rivero Jodi Rothman Norman Rothman Helen Rothman Toma Rusk Susan Salamon David Sampedro Chelin Sampedro Virginia Santoro Spencer Segal Arlyne Shoiock Harvey Siegel Teri-Ann Simard Lisa Simmons Jennifer Speedy Mindy Spitzer Brook Stephens Sandy Sternberg Randy Stuart Deanna Sylvestri Mary Lou Szymkiewicz Chris Taccariello Hermine Taramona Sandy Tendler Andrew Tharp Taylor Tippit John Ward Jacquie Watson Diane Weiss

Heart-n-Soles Club: Fundraised at Least $500

Paul Alfieri Judith Antonelli Gary Aronson Heidi Aronson Mor Avin Tiffany Barkley Billie Berzowski Yarilynn Burke Yaniri Coalla Richard Cohen Mark Coleman David Cruzan Veronica Del Cid George DeMario Lori Durham Bob Ebaugh Alfredo Estrada Maria Fernandez Gilles Filiatrault Daniel Finkle Anne Frisman Lawrence Frisman Donna Gangarossa Lisa Garcia

Footnotes 2011

Anna Gargiulo Debra Gaudet Gabrielle Gennaci Ellen Gentile Irene Goldschein Frances Gomez Sara Graffeo Kathleen Green David Green Douglas Greene Michelle Griffith Amy Grimsley Nicole Hall Edward Henry J.Heredia Sarah Highlander Thomas Hinczynski Mark Hinczynski Susan Howard Linda Howell Jill Hymson Vicky Hyndman Renee Ishbia Jennifer Johnston

Kerry Kaser Joshua Klafter Rachel KohrmanRamos Lawrence Manekin Joseph Maya Ayleen Meilan Michelle Miller Gloria Moff Dawn Neese Leo O'Donnell Linda Petrino Francis Pizzi Michelle Prestia Laura Puerto Michael Rafidi Monique Redondo Sharon Resnick Linda Reynolds Carol Richardson Jay Riegelhaupt Christie Riegelhaupt Ashlee Riggle

Elizabeth Rinsky Bridget Roberts Maria Rodriguez Nicholle Rosemond Harriett Rosen Jodie Rothman Alan Saperstein Sara Schreiber Renee Schweber Sandy Segal Roberta Shafer Lynn Speedy Mark Stein Susan Stern Jennifer Stricker Deborah Thomas Maria Valdes Denise Valente Yvette Vidal Mary Vrancik Joni Zehnder

Special Awards

Best Corporate Team

Gazit Group - Aventura MDS for MS - Boca Raton NEW LIMECO, LLC - Coral Gables Team B&P - Fort Lauderdale THE MARC MS ANGELS - Lee County McDonald & Osborne PA - Naples Greenberg Traurig - The Palm Beaches PURE - Weston

Best Friends & Family Team

Team Uri - Aventura Team Alie - Boca Raton CDC Builders - Coral Gables Babs Bunch - Fort Lauderdale MOM’S ARMY - Lee County Go Go Walkers - Naples After 6 For The Cure - The Palm Beaches Marcy’s Myelin Menders - Weston

Most Improved Team

Team Uri - Aventura Isroff/Dan/Ricca - Boca Raton MS J Squad - Coral Gables Brain Brigade - Fort Lauderdale We Can - Lee County Edison State College Collier Campus - Naples After 6 For The Cure - The Palm Beaches JC’s friends - Weston

Best Rookie Team

Christina’s Team - Aventura Jaywalkers - Boca Raton Team Jersey Girl - Coral Gables Franklin Templeton Investments - Fort Lauderdale Hot Wheelz - Lee County Hitching Post - Naples Team E & Y - The Palm Beaches Marcy’s Myelin Menders - Weston

Best School Team

Delta Sigma Pi-XI Omega - Aventura Team FAU - Boca Raton Hornets - Coral Gables NSUCOM - Fort Lauderdale FGCU Cares -Lee County Edison State College Collier Campus - Naples Suncoast High School Computer Club The Palm Beaches Team Builders Club of PPCMS - Weston

Top 3 5K Weston Run Team Team Kotler WALL Team walkstars

Top 3 5K Weston Individual

Dale Kotler Aviva Klein Corey Englehard

Top 3 5K Coral Gables Run Team The Bailanders M.O.Ms: Made of Miracles Team Silvi

Top 3 5K Coral Gables Individual Maria Salazar Nicholas Lebess Delfina Campos

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A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

Acorda Therapeutics A Village It Takes LLC Baptist Health South Florida Brooklyn Water Bagels Broward Health Carlos and Maria Enriquez CNL Bank Comcast Coral Gables Chiropractic Crystal Geyser Dade Paper El Sol Brands Inc EMD Serono, Inc. Estero Lifestyle Magazine EWM Realtors Executive National Bank Fidelity Investments First Watch Florida Linen Services FMS Bonds, Inc. Gazit Group Get In Shape Miami

Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Grillstone Catering Hygenic/Performance Health International Consulting Group, Inc. La Carreta Restaurant Lee Memorial Health System Majic 102.7 M&I Wealth Management Morgan Stanley Muscle Milk Myossage Med and Sports Therapy Naples Beach Hotel Naples Daily News Oreck Vaccums Park Avenue BBQ & Grille Pedro P. Llanex, M.D., P.A. Perry Ellis America Pollo Campero Publix Seaboard Marine Sidewalk Salads

Southeastern Recycling Starbucks Sunshine Magazine Tenet Healthcare - Coral Gables Hospital TEVA Neuroscience, Inc. The News-Press The Original Pancake House The Palm Beach Post USA Sports Therapy & Enzyme Nutrition Vital Solutions Home Heath Agency Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Walgreens Waste Management Wellness Education Network Consultants Wells Fargo/Wachovia Zimmerman Advertising

Thank you to the following schools for their helping hands at the 2011 MS Walks: Aventura - Michael Krop Senior High Boca Raton - Boca Raton High School Coral Gables - Belen Jesuit Preparatory School & Keiser College

Fort Lauderdale/Weston - Stranahan High Naples - Naples High School

South Florida Chapter

National Multiple Sclerosis Society South Florida Chapter 3201 West Commercial Boulevard Suite 127 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309


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