This information was provided by National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter:
Karen Butler (right) presents to Darren Kramer, evening news anchor with WTHN News 8, an appreciation plaque for his support of the 2012 Walk MS event for which he served as grand marshal.
Kramer, whose mother-in-law battles multiple sclerosis, has partnered with the walk event since 2006. The New Haven-based station has supported the annual walk with PSAs and news stories since 1999. Butler, who lives in Manchester, serves as vice president of communications with the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. Last year’s Walk MS raised $1.38 million for the more than 6,000 Connecticut residents living with multiple sclerosis.
The chapter expects to raise $1.407 million in 2013. Kramer, who lives in Madison, is again teaming up to lead the charge. The 2013 Walk MS, which takes place Sunday, April 21, offers 12 walk sites statewide. Lunch is provided compliments of Subway and Coca-Cola. Registration is free but participants are encouraged to raise funds in support of friends and loved ones battling MS.
To join Team News 8 or to donate to Kramer’s fundraising, visit http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/DarrenKramer. To register or for more information on the 2013 Walk MS, presented by Travelers, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.