More than 100,000 Coloradans are affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), an unpredictable, often debilitating disease of the central nervous system. The number is startling, and MAD Greens, Colorado’s homegrown leader in fresh, made-to-order gourmet salads, wraps, Paninis and soups wants to help fight it.
Today MAD Greens proudly announces its renewing its longstanding commitment to the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter
of the National MS Society, partnering with the chapter on several of its signature 2015 MS fundraising events.
“We are proudly working with the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society to support their ultimate goal: Creating a world without MS. Joining together is the only way to fight this unpredictable, often debilitating disease. We want to help provide the much-needed financial and personal support for those living with MS,” said MAD Greens Co-Founder Marley Hodgson. “The number of Coloradans living with MS is staggering and quite frankly, it’s unacceptable that so many of our family, friends and neighbors are braving this disease each day. It is a privilege to be able to help contribute to the support programs and research that benefit so many people.”
On May 2, MAD Greens donated salad to all participants in the Walk MS Denver, the National MS Society’s largest Walk MS event, with over 10,000 people in attendance. On May 16, MAD Greens will sponsor MuckFest MS Denver
, a mud and obstacle 5K benefitting the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society. This is the third year the company is serving as presenting sponsor. MAD Greens will be providing lunch to all 3,000 participants as well as feeding all 250 volunteers a healthy and nutritious combination of salads and wraps. In addition on June 27 and 28, MAD Greens will also support Bike MS: Colorado
, providing meals for all participants and volunteers at the overnight festival in Fort Collins, CO.
This year MAD Greens will donate more than $50,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to the MS Society, having donated approximately $125,000 in-kind contributions and cash throughout the duration of the MAD Greens-National MS Society partnership in the past five years.
“Colorado has one of the highest incidences of MS in the nation, and MAD Greens has been a generous, supportive partner of the Chapter and our mission of having a world free of MS,” said Chapter President Carrie Nolan. “While the cause and cure of MS remain unknown, there has been progress thanks to every mile run, walked or biked. Community partners like MAD Greens are instrumental in raising awareness for the cause.”
Funds raised by Chapter signature events such as Walk MS, MuckFest and Bike MS go toward supporting programs and services, as well as research that benefits more than 100,000 people in Colorado affected by this disease that affects the central nervous system, impacting mobility and quality of life.
For more information or to register for MuckFest MS Denver, visit MuckFestMS.com. For more information or to register for Bike MS: Colorado, visit BikeMSColorado.com.