Stamford Dinner Honoring NHL Legends Raises $360K For MS Society

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National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, sports honorees Michael Richter and Brian Leetch pose with Bruce Tobin, co-chair of the 35th Annual MS Dinner of Champions. Photo Credit: Courtesy National MS Society

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Connecticut chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society held its 35th annual Dinner of Champions with former New York Rangers legends Mike Richter and Brian Leetch in Stamford. 

The November dinner took place at the Hilton Stamford Hotel. Richter is a resident of Greenwich, and Leetch is a resident of Boston. The National MS Society gave the 2013 J. Walter Kennedy Memorial Award "in recognition of the extraordinary accomplishments of gifted athletes and their championship teams," according to a release.

Co-chair Bruce Tobin, of Simon Property Group, is a resident of Stamford. More than 300 people attended the black-tie optional event, which raised more than $360,000.

"Funds raised through National MS Society events ensure ongoing scientific research to help develop better treatments and a cure for multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease," a press release said. "Funds also provide for the continuation of programs and services offered by the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, to the 6,000 residents in the state battling multiple sclerosis."

For more information on MS, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, visit the Connecticut Fights MS website

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