WARWICK, RI--(Marketwire - Mar 1, 2013) - Today, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society announced its partnership with 63 Edible Arrangements® stores of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire for its second annual MS awareness campaign to raise funds to help people with MS and to support MS research. Last year, these Edible Arrangements® locations donated $10,000 to this cause.
Edible Arrangements® stores throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire will donate five dollars from every Orange Blossom® arrangement purchased during March, National MS Society's MS Awareness Month. Orange is the official color of the Society.
"This fundraiser began two years ago with Edible Arrangements® Boston-Manchester Co-op and recently expanded to include all of the Rhode Island locations," said Ted Kostisin, president of the Edible Arrangements® Rhode Island Co-op. "The Rhode Island stores are eager to contribute to the cause and demonstrate our support for our neighboring co-op and for the Rhode Island Chapter of the National MS Society."
"We value Edible Arrangements® continuing generosity and we look forward to using those funds to help local individuals and families who are affected by MS, at the same time that we fund cutting-edge research around the country," said Kathy Mechnig, president of the National MS Society, Rhode Island Chapter.
To order an Orange Blossom® arrangement call or visit any of the participating RI, MA, or NH locations, or visit www.EdibleArrangements.com/MS.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society helps everyone address the challenges of living with multiple sclerosis by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at www.nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867.
About Edible Arrangements
Edible Arrangements International, LLC. is the leading purveyor of delicious, high quality, artistically designed, fresh fruit arrangements that are practical and healthy gifts and centerpieces for everyday occasions and events. Brothers Tariq and Kamran Farid developed and launched the company in 1999 in East Haven, CT, after many years in the floral industry. Edible Arrangements® stores are located in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Italy, Turkey, Hong Kong, Jordan, Oman, India and China. Customers may order arrangements by telephone at 1-877-DO-FRUIT, at one of the company's retail stores, or online at www.EdibleArrangements.com