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Foodies Against MS’ Fundraiser Thursday, March 5

Oceanside CA— The National Multiple Sclerosis Society in San Diego is celebrating MS Awareness Week, March 2-8, with “Foodies Against MS,” a fundraiser on Thursday, March 5.

More than 35 eateries, including full-serve and fast-food restaurants, sushi and ice cream shops, have agreed to donate a percentage from each purchase on March 5 to the National MS Society for MS research and programs and services for people with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. Some restaurants are donating up to 20 percent of the bill.

Among North County-area participants: Board & Brew in Carlsbad Village, 201 Oak Ave., Carlsbad; Brigantine in Del Mar, 3263 Camino del Mar, Del Mar; Chick-fil-A in Oceanside, 3475 Marron Road, at Quarry Creek, Oceanside.

Other participating restaurants in San Diego County include BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Boudin Bakery, Cold Stone Creamery, El Pollo Loco, On the Border, The Patio, Poway Sushi Lounge, Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, and Slater’s 50/50.

Times of participation will vary. Also, not all local restaurants in a specific chain are participating in the National MS Society’s fundraiser. Additional details, including links to flyers and a list of participating restaurants, are available at www.tinyurl.com/MSfoodies.

MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. Symptoms can range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease.

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