Golden Corral aids MS sufferers
Published 1:45 am Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Golden Corral is no stranger to the multiple sclerosis movement. Its support of Walk MS across North Carolina dates back to 2006 and includes employee involvement and direct support of the events, raising thousands of dollars to fund local programs and services and vital MS research for people living with multiple sclerosis.
Golden Corral is taking its commitment even further to fund scholarships for families directly impacted by the challenges of living with MS. The North Carolina chapters of the National MS Society and Golden Corral announce The Golden Corral MS Scholarship Program — a new statewide initiative that will fund scholarships for families living with MS. During September, all Golden Corral restaurants in North Carolina, in addition to some participating locations in South Carolina, aim to raise $100,000, which will fund college scholarships for 50 recipients. The campaign will support first-time college students living with MS or children whose parents live with MS.
Simply dine at a Golden Corral restaurant (http://www.goldencorral.com/locator/) and either donate in the restaurant or online.
The National MS Society’s scholarship program helps qualified students fund their college educations.
“Golden Corral is making a difference to make sure that MS doesn’t stand in the way of an education,” said Jeff Furst, president of the Eastern North Carolina Chapter MS Society. “There aren’t many scholarships out there for people whose lives are touched by MS, and it is partners like Golden Corral that are making a real tangible difference in those lives now.”
To learn more about the program or to donate on line, visit http://www.gc4ms.org.