wheelchair used for MS

A wheelchair used for MS

Kelly Takasch, a volunteer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is hosting an MS benefit at 848 New Dover Road, the Edison First Aid Squad No. 2, on April 29 from 6:30-10 p.m.


Takasch said she was diagnosed with MS symptoms in her twenties and the experience has inspired her to host benefits annually.


Takasch said that she has held the event for 12 consecutive years, including two years during the pandemic.


“The attendance has stayed in the same range actually,” said Takasch. “The only difference the pandemic did make in the couple prior years was for venue space.”


“I had to have the event in family backyards the past two years,” she said. “Fortunately that has now ended, and I have a venue for [the] April benefit.”


Takasch said the profits from the $25 admission fee and raffle at the event go to the NJ Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


According to the All Events site, which advertised the benefit, there will be a DJ as well as food and beverages provided by local businesses.


Klever Aparicio, a first year Middlesex College student majoring in criminal justice, said the event was beneficial.


“It is helping people with MS,” he said. “It’s a good thing that people volunteer for [the benefit], and I would attend for a good cause.”


Jose Antonio, a first year Middlesex College student majoring in biology, said he was interested in the event as well.


“If I found time, I would bring my friends and family to support individuals with MS,” he said.


Takasch said that individuals looking for more information about MS or MS related benefits should visit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society website at www.nmss.org.

(2) comments


This article made me aware of Mulitple Sclerosis diseases before today I had no idea what it was, it makes me sad to realize that some diseases are not talked about as much as they should be and how the world is not aware of the difficulties people with such diseases face. Reading about kelly Takasch, a volunteer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and her struggles and how she decided to help people by holding benefits for her cause every year makes me glad and it strives me to learn about such diseases and provide my help in any way I can.


MS is also known as Multiple Sclerosis and it's a disease that eats away at the protection of the nerves. While taking A&P I learned that the nervous system is very vital for the human body to survive without it we would not survive. It's responsible for our everyday responsibilities.MS disease is just being talked about in the media now I myself haven't heard of this disease until now. In this article Kelly Takasch ( a volunteer for NMSS) is hosting a meeting for the terrible cause. Takasch talks about how she was diagnosed with this disease in her younger years which inspired her to host events to further talk about the terrible disease. This has inspired me to not only do my research about the disease but further see ways where I can donate at NMSS (Mikhail Milord)

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