Sunday, August 29, 2010

Meanwhile Back at the Bow Tie Tavern

The participants in the poker run sponsored by the Bow Tie Tavern and benefitting the Multiple Sclerosis Society  arrived back Saturday afternoon beginning at about 4:30.  Proprietor Mary Steinbrecher pointed out that 100% of the participants' donations went directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Mary herself provides the breakfast food and her friend Kim takes care of the dinner.

Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease.

The  result at the end of the day?  $10,000 raised for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  It is great to see the commitment and generosity of our community.  Ou hats off for Mary Steinbrecher and her friends and supporters for a fantastic response to a true need.

Arriving back at the Bow Tie

A special companion

Proprietor Mary Steinbrecher with Dawn, who has MS and was able to participate in the fund raiser

The Sparta Fire Department was a little South of their border but a welcome participant

Meet Phil.  Phil is a brave man and a real stud.  Phil was willing to sacrifice the hair on his beautiful Adonis like chest all for the cause of fighting Multiple Sclerosis.
Meet Phil again,  Perhaps he got a little more than he bargained for

This is Lisa, she is on her own bike.  Lisa also has MS

MS has no known cure

Some supporters remained inside

Kim has been helping with the fund raisers for a long time

Mary Steinbrecher (right) with Suz, who is organizing the next fund raiser which is to benefit Senior Meals on Wheels.  This event will be held on September 18th .

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