Leading the Way to a World Free of MS
|BRADCO Supply, a major national distributor of building materials, is leading a corporate movement to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis. BRADCO sponsors four of the Mid Jersey Chapter’s fundraising events - Walk MS, Women Against MS, MS Golf Classic and Musical Moments. In addition to that they recently funded an outing for the chapter’s Day Out Program; providing a member with MS who is homebound on an outing with family and friends. |
BRADCO became involved with the chapter 3 years ago when they decided to form a team for Walk MS. Team BRADCO is led by captain and employee Kim Rios. The very first year they participated in Walk MS BRADCO raised $14,000. Last year they raised in the area of $50,000 with sponsorship, and the goal this year is to raise $50,000 once again. In addition to her full time job with BRADCO, Kim works year round on fundraising, recruiting and organizing BRADCO ’s support of all chapter involvement.
BRADCO, whose corporate headquarters are in Avenel, NJ, was named the Mid Jersey Chapter’s Corporation of the year in 2006.
Part of the reason that BRADCO became involved in Walk MS is one of their own employees, Joe Revello. Joe was diagnosed with MS in 1995. In the beginning the symptoms were relatively mild but over time they became progressively worse. He moved on to walking with a cane, then crutch. About 8 years ago he suffered an exacerbation that really changed his life. He was out of work for about six months and his diagnosis was changed from Relapsing/Remitting MS to Secondary Progressive MS. He now ambulates with two crutches.
Despite these challenges, Joe leads a very full life with a wonderful support system!
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