Tampa, FL, February 08, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, there are more than 450,000 Americans currently living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and one Tampa Bay family wants to put an end to it. MaSquerade of Tampa Bay is an annual casino night event that raises funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, February 16th at 7:00 p.m. at Tampa Garden Club.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system by disrupting the flow of information from the brain to the body. It is an elusive disease with no known cause and no known cure. Symptoms vary from person to person depending on where the central nervous system is affected, making it hard to diagnose. Symptoms can range from numbness in the limbs, balance and walk impairment to cognitive difficulties, paralysis, or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another.
“My daughter Megan was diagnosed with MS when she was only 19 years old. The disease continues to be a daily challenge for her and all who love her,” said Ande Felder, co-founder of MaSquerade Tampa Bay. “We are committed to helping organizations like the National Multiple Sclerosis Society find a cure.”
The evening features casino gaming (Texas hold ‘em, blackjack and craps), gourmet dinner buffet, live and silent auctions featuring artwork, sports memorabilia, vacation packages, jewelry and more. Tickets are $75 and sponsorship opportunities are still available by visiting www.masqueradeoftampabay.org.
Founded in 2002, MaSquerade has raised more than $100,000 for the cause and has set a goal to raise $25,000 this year.
About MaSquerade of Tampa Bay
MaSquerade of Tampa Bay, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors to unmask a cure for multiple sclerosis. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. To learn more about MaSquerade of Tampa Bay, please visit www.masqueradeoftampabay.org