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‘Rockin Out for MS’ tour kicks off at Mango’s

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado

RED CLIFF ” On Saturday, Linda and Jessica Storey will play a benefit concert for multiple sclerosis at Mango’s in Red Cliff.

Stricken with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) in the middle of her career, singer-songwriter Linda Storey now has a new mission as president of the nonprofit CASE For MS. (Concerts, Advocacy, Support and Education).

Although MS has taken away her ability to play her classical and bass guitar, she still performs original blues rock songs with her 23-year-old daughter, Jessica. Denver-based band Roktapus will open for them and back them at Mango’s for this special event.

Multiple sclerosis statistics show that approximately 250,000 to 350,000 people in the United States have been diagnosed with this disease. The life expectancy for people with multiple sclerosis is nearly the same as for those without MS. Because of this, multiple sclerosis statistics place the annual cost of MS in the United States in the billions of dollars.

The cause of multiple sclerosis is still not known. Funding for research is critical in finding a cause, and a cure.

Most people experience their first symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) between the ages of 20 and 40, but a diagnosis is often delayed. This is due to both the transitory nature of the disease and the lack of a specific test to diagnose multiple sclerosis.

Starting in Red Cliff, the Storeys will tour through Grand Junction, Telluride, Los Alamos, New Mexico, Santa Fe, Taos and then back to Denver where they will be gearing up for their annual Denver Rockin out MS concert this fall with special guest firefall. Date and time to be announced. All this to raise awareness and funds for the National MS Society, MS research and their nonprofit organization CASE FOR MS.

For more information, contact Tricia Brumit at Mango’s at 827-9109 or 720-933-0996 to contribute.

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