Jenifer and Don Walsh know there are two things that bring people together – a worthy cause and a cold brew. With that in mind, they will host the 15th Annual Team Jenifer Beer Tasting to benefit her 2020 Walk MS fundraising team.
For the past 14 years, hundreds of Cheshire residents have gathered to sample the area’s finest micro brews at the annual Team Jenifer Beer Tasting. This year’s tasting will be held Friday, March 6, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Cheshire Academy,10 Main St.
Admission to the event, which is sponsored by Cheshire Wine and Spirits, is $25 per person ($30 at the door). Food and more than 30 craft beers and imports will be available.
Walsh, 54, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis more than a decade ago. Since her initial diagnosis, she and her family have worked tirelessly to inspire friends and relatives to help raise awareness and critically needed funds to find a cure.
The Walsh’s walk team has been ranked among the top fundraising teams in the state for many years. On March 1, Don and Jenifer Walsh received the Connecticut Lifetime Achievement Award from the National MS Society for their tireless fundraising over the past 20 years.
More than 6,500 Connecticut residents live with the effects of multiple sclerosis, a disease affecting the central nervous system. The cause is unknown and there currently is no cure. Funds raised through chapter events, such as Walk MS ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure and the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the Connecticut Chapter to residents diagnosed with MS.
“Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable and life altering disease, I have learned to cope with it and not let it take over my life,” said Jenifer Walsh, whose MS has progressed to affect her balance and gait. “My MS affects everyone in my family every day. Regardless, we are defiant and are doing all we can to move science forward in the quest for a cure.”
Tickets should be purchased in advance by visiting www.teamjenifer.com, or at Cheshire Wine & Spirits or Main Street Cafe.
The 2020 Walk MS will be held Sunday, May 3 at Cheshire High School.,
To learn more about supporting Team Jenifer, visit www.teamJenifer.com. To establish a team or register for Walk MS, contact the Connecticut Chapter at (860) 913-2550 or visit www.ctfightsMS.org.