SEALMASTER RACING TO 'WALK' FOR MS NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series National Multiple Sclerosis Society Saturday, April 21, 2001 Sandusky, OHIO (April 17, 2001) - Matt Crafton and the No. 88 SealMaster Racing NASCAR Craftsman Truck team will be ...
SEALMASTER RACING TO 'WALK' FOR MS
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Saturday, April 21, 2001
Sandusky, OHIO (April 17, 2001) - Matt Crafton and the No. 88 SealMaster Racing NASCAR Craftsman Truck team will be special guests at the 2001 MS Walk this Saturday, April 21 at Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio.
Registration for the 11th annual MS Walk begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Media sponsors include WMMX 107.7FM, FOX 45 and WKEF Channel 22 (NBC) along with the presenting sponsor, Meijer.
MS affects one-third of a million Americans between the ages of 20 and 50. Only a small percentage are able to live "normal" lives once they have been diagnosed. By supporting fundraising events, such as the MS Walk, allows Americans to get out and show their support for the cause along with raising money for additional researched needed to find a cure.
"With more and more women becoming NASCAR fans and the fact that MS affects twice as many woman as men, we hope our participation will spark awareness and bring-in additional funds for research to improving the lives of those affected," stated Matt Crafton, #88 NASCAR Craftsman Truck driver.
Symptoms to recognize include dizziness, vertigo, fatigue, numbness and seizures. Studies indicate that genetic factors may make certain individuals more susceptible to the disease, but there is no evidence that MS is directly inherited. It occurs more commonly among caucasians, especially those of northern European ancestry, but people of African, Asian, and Hispanic backgrounds are not immune.
For more information on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, check out www.nmss.org or 1-800-FIGHT-MS.
After their appearance at the 2001 MS Walk, the team looks to their next race on May 6 at Gateway International Raceway in St. Louis, Missouri. All NASCAR Craftsman Truck races are televised live on ESPN and ESPN-2. For more information, check out www.truckseries.com, www.mattcrafton.com or contact media representative, Janet Risner at (888) 394-7325.