**MEDIA ON SMALL CRAFT AT SEA FOR MEDIA VISUALS – SPACE IS LIMITED**
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Multiple Sclerosis Foundation patients to board Oceans of Hope to depart the U.S.
escorted to sea by Miami’s Impossible Dream
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, (www.msfocus.org or 888-MSFOCUS), is a national publicly-funded 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The mission of MSF is to provide vital programs and services for those affected by MS, and heighten public awareness and understanding for those diagnosed with the illness in order to elicit financial support for their needs. Also, tune in to MSFocusRadio.org, the first online radio station for the MS community that broadcasts content round-the-clock, brought to you by MSF.
As part of their programs, patients with MS thru Multiple Sclerosis Foundation’s South Florida local programs will board Oceans of Hope, the 67-foot yacht undertaking the first circumnavigation with a working crew of people with multiple sclerosis (MS). They will be departing North America to continue its voyage around the world. Escorting Oceans of Hope out of Fort Lauderdale, will be newfound Floridian friends aboard Impossible Dream, a purpose-built 60 foot catamaran operated by Miami’s Shake A Leg Foundation which takes disabled and disadvantaged people out on the water. On Monday both yachts will host MS patients for an experience under sail thru Multiple Sclerosis Foundations local programs. Oceans of Hope will then continue her circumnavigation bound for the Panama Canal, while Impossible Dream will make the much shorter trip from Fort Lauderdale to its home base in Miami.
WHO: Multiple Sclerosis Foundations FREE patient programs South Florida residents living with MS board; Mayor Jack Seiler, volunteers and staff from Shake A Leg, Sailing Sclerosis Foundation and their International crew members.
WHAT: Multiple Sclerosis Foundation MS Patients to send-off of Oceans of Hope MS crew on international voyage. Local advocates cheering on international effort to empower those living with MS. TransMedia Group Resolves To Do More PR For Humanity In 2015 real release here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/transmedia-group-resolves-to-do-more-pr-for-humanity-in-2015-300014985.html
WHEN: Monday, January 5th, 2015
11:00 a.m. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler to address crowd dockside
11:30 a.m. Dock lines released, Oceans of Hope departs North America
11:45 a.m. Impossible Dream leaves dock to escort Oceans of Hope to sea
WHERE: Bahia Mar Yachting Center, 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Dock Location: F606
VISUALS: Multiple Sclerosis Foundation patients lining up boarding the craft; Mayor Jack Seiler addressing crowd & releasing dock lines; Oceans of Hope and Impossible Dream depart marina; Crowd shots.
*PLEASE NOTE FOR MEDIA THAT WILL EMBARK ON THE CRAFT ALONG SIDE FOR VISUALS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN EQUIPMENT AS WATER WILL MOST LIKELY BE PREVALIENT AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT MAY OCCUR!
Adrienne Mazzone | President
561-750-9800 ext 2270
561-750-4660 (Media or event day (Cell 561-908-1683)
240 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300
Boca Raton, FL 33432