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.