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National MS Society Receives $10,000 Donation from Fonville Morisey Realty's 12th Annual Golf Tournament

Raleigh, NC, May 17, 2008 --( The National MS Society was presented with a $10,000 donation at the conclusion of the 12th Annual Fonville Morisey Realty Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament, held at Wildwood Green Golf Club, allowed more than 110 sales associates and employees the opportunity to give back to the local community. Through the golf tournament’s 12 years, Fonville Morisey has raised more than $135,000 for community organizations.

“We are grateful for our partnership with Fonville Morisey Realty and their generous donation,” says Staci Barfield, Director of Development. “Their gift to the Society will help provide local residents affected by MS much-needed resources and support, and will help move us closer to a world free of MS.”

Golfers enjoyed 18 holes of golf, lunch, course prizes and a raffle. The post-golf dinner was held in Wildwood’s pavilion; the meal was catered by Ron’s Barn of Coats, NC; and prizes were awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Mens’ and Ladies’ winners for Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive also received prizes.

Major sponsors included American Home Shield; MGIC; Long & Foster Insurance; Hofer Appraisal Group; BB&T; Wyrick, Robbins, Yates & Ponton, LLP; Chicago Title; Harris Appraisal Service; and Clifton & Singer, LLP. Other sponsors included RMIC; Walter Chapman Appraisal Center; Arges Law Firm, P.C.; Glover Printing, Inc.; Stokes Appraisal Service; Franklin American Mortgage; Gwynn & Edwards, PA; Homes and Land; News & Observer; The Umstead Hotel and Spa; Embassy Suites; North Raleigh Hilton; Time Warner; and Bond Magazines.

Fonville Morisey Realty, a Long and Foster Company, the #1 Real Estate Company in the Triangle has proudly served the greater Triangle area for 35 years.

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.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. They help each person address the challenges of living with MS. Each year, through their home office and 50-state network of chapters, they 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. They 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 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.

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Christy Knutson

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