RACINE, WI – November 21, 2017 – On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Apple Holler Family Farm held its 13th annual Orchard Walk & Fundraiser to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event raised $10,715 and will go directly to research to improve the lives of people affected by MS.
Over three hundred participants of all ages took part in a 1-mile walk through the orchard. A tractor-drawn hayride was available for those who preferred not to walk. The event included a free t-shirt, apple pancake breakfast, the opportunity to pick a bag of Paula Red apples and a chance to win a wide range of raffle prizes.
Since its inception in 2004, the Apple Holler MS walk has raised over $100,000. For the owners of the orchard, the fight against MS is personal. The Flannery’s have had three family members affected by the disease. MS attacks the central nervous system by interfering with the nerve signals between the brain and the body. There is no known cure.
“MS is a scary disease that is not yet completely understood,” Dave Flannery, Apple Holler owner and CEO, said. “We want to do whatever we can to contribute to treatment and cure.”
The fight for a cure will continue next year. The 14th annual MS walk will be on August 25, 2018. Mark your calendars!
About Apple Holler Family Farm and Red Barn Restaurant:
Apple Holler is located between Racine and Kenosha, Wisconsin, off Interstate 94 on Sylvania Road (West Frontage Road) in Sturtevant. Open year-round; Apple Holler hosts a 78-acre apple orchard and family farm park, restaurant, gift shop and bakery. We provide the perfect place for families and friends to enjoy good, old-fashioned food and fun! “Pick Your Own Memories Year ‘Round” at Apple Holler!
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:
The Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. In 2014 alone, through its comprehensive nationwide network of programs and services, the Society devoted $122.2 million to help more than one million individuals connect to the information and resources they needed, and invested a record-setting $50.2 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. Learn more at www.nationalMSsociety.org.