WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Mar 1, 2013) - Today, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society announced its partnership with 63 Edible Arrangements® stores of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island 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 Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island 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.
"Last year, we were able to present the National MS Society a check for $10,000," said Nick D'Alleva, the Edible Arrangements® franchisee whose passion for MS fundraising and awareness inspired the now annual fundraiser. "It's our second year, more people know about it and we have even more stores involved. To learn more about our fundraising efforts, join us March 2nd at the MS Climb to the Top event at the John Hancock Tower in Boston."
"Thanks to Nick and the entire Edible Arrangements® team, the National MS Society is able 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 Arlyn White, President & CEO of the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter.
To order an Orange Blossom® arrangement call or visit any of the participating MA, NH, or RI 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 EdibleArrangements.com