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Rayz and MS Society team up again

March 26, 2004 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Corpus Christi IceRays News Release

Corpus Christi, Texas: March 26, 2004 – The Corpus Christi Rayz are once again teaming up with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Saturday morning as part of the annual MS Walk Corpus Christi. Rayz players and the Rayz Dance Team will be on hand to aid in this worthwhile cause to help fight MS.

This Saturday morning the Corpus Christi Rayz will continue their partnership with the National MS Society, Lone Star Chapter. The MS Walk is part of a nation wide effort to raise $37 million to help end the devastating effects of MS. The MS Walk brings the community together in support of the ongoing battle against Multiple Sclerosis.

The MS Walk festivities begin at 7:00am at historic Heritage Park, with the actual walk commencing at 9:00am. The 3.75 mile route will send walkers along the coast and feature nutritional snacks and beverages along the way.

Rayz players and the Dance Team will be available for meetings and autographs throughout the event and some of the players will be walking in support themselves. The players and the Dance Team will get the ceremonies under way as they cheer on the efforts of hundreds of wonderful volunteers who dedicate their time and money to the MS Society.

On March 12th, the Corpus Christi Rayz had a MS Benefit Night during a home game and raised over $1700 for the National MS Society. The Rayz donated portions of their ticket revenue as well as an additional donation during the game. Saturday morning the Rayz are excited to be teaming up the MS Society once again.

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Diagnosis usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 50, and the unpredictable physical and emotional effects can be life-long. There are approximately 400,000 Americans and 14,600 South Texans currently suffering from MS. In the United States, at least 200 new cases of MS are diagnosed each week, which translates to more than one person every hour. With the help of the Corpus Christi community, however, that number can be lowered significantly.

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