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Team J-Cubed Multiple Sclerosis Society Fundraiser March 23

Team J-Cubed will hold its fifth an­nu­al beef-and-beer fun­draiser to be­ne­fit the Na­tion­al Mul­tiple Scler­osis So­ci­ety on Sat­urday, March 23, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Fraternal Or­der of Po­lice Lodge 5’s new Her­oes Ball­room, at 11630 Car­oline Road.

Team J-Cubed is named in hon­or of three people with mul­tiple scler­osis: Bustleton’s John Muller, his neph­ew Jim Ross and Muller’s cous­in Jenny Rich­man.

Tick­ets cost $30 in ad­vance and $40 at the door, and in­clude din­ner, beer, wine, soda, a Chinese auc­tion and mu­sic by PJ the DJ.

Mul­tiple scler­osis is an autoim­mune dis­ease that af­fects the brain and spin­al cord. It causes loss of bal­ance, weak­ness, prob­lems with co­ordin­a­tion, muscle spasms, numb­ness and fa­tigue.

The on­set usu­ally oc­curs in young adults, ages 20-40. The cause is un­known, though re­search seems to point to ge­net­ics. There is no known cure. People with mul­tiple scler­osis gen­er­ally have a life ex­pect­ancy five to 10 years less than the gen­er­al pop­u­la­tion. 

Be­sides the beef-and-beer, Team J-Cubed sup­ports the Na­tion­al Mul­tiple Scler­osis So­ci­ety by par­ti­cip­at­ing in the or­gan­iz­a­tion’s an­nu­al walk and bi­cycle ride.

Any­one who wants to make a dona­tion can send it to the Na­tion­al Mul­tiple Scler­osis So­ci­ety’s Great­er Delaware Val­ley Chapter. The ad­dress is 30 S. 17th St., Suite 800, Phil­adelphia, PA 19103. Write “Team J-Cubed” in the memo line.

For tick­ets or more in­form­a­tion, call Jam­ie at 267-240-3963. ••

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