Mount Prospect couple raises thousands with golf outing to help fight MS

  • Organizers Sarah and Tony Salerno address the field of golfers before heading onto the links at the second annual Golf MS event to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    Organizers Sarah and Tony Salerno address the field of golfers before heading onto the links at the second annual Golf MS event to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Courtesy of Sarah and Tony Salerno

  • A line of golf carts heads onto the Old Orchard Golf Course in Mount Prospect to raise money during the Golf MS event organized by Sarah and Tony Salerno in October.

    A line of golf carts heads onto the Old Orchard Golf Course in Mount Prospect to raise money during the Golf MS event organized by Sarah and Tony Salerno in October. Courtesy of Sarah and Tony Salerno

 
Submitted by Jean Murphy
Updated 11/5/2021 9:43 AM

Tony and Sarah Salerno of Mount Prospect have once again put their time, hearts and souls into an effort to fight multiple sclerosis, a nervous system disease that disrupts communication between the brain and the rest of the body and strikes people from all walks of life.

For the second time in two years, the 30-somethings have organized and run their own golf outing Golf MS, to raise money to help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society find a cure and to help those afflicted by it receive medical care, transportation and more.

 

This year's event was held in October at the Old Orchard Country Club in Mount Prospect.

During the first event in 2020, the Salernos and 72 of their friends and family members raised $11,190 for the society. This year, the numbers grew to 100 golfers raising $13,369 in a four-person scramble event.

After the golfing ended, participants gathered for cocktails, prizes and a raffle that included 27 different donated baskets.

"We are so proud of this event, but we are even more grateful for the amazing people and organizations involved in it," said Tony Salerno. "This is our way of supporting the cause in a way that people can get really excited about."

"The National MS Society brings the MS movement together -- and turns our power and passion into real results. Thanks to the ongoing and generous support of people like Sarah and Tony Salerno, the work of the National MS Society will not stop," said Shannon Feeney, senior manager of Emerging Events at the National MS Society.

"Their support allows us to be nimble and adjust to the dynamic needs of our community at this critical time. The funds raised through Golf MS fuel life-changing programs and services -- like our MS Navigator program -- so we can be there for people with MS when they need us most.

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"MS remains a fact of life for nearly one million people, but the breakthroughs we've been waiting for are just beyond our grasp -- and we are determined to seize them together," said Feeney.

"The MS Society is extremely grateful to have the support of the Salerno family, along with their extensive network of supporters. Together, we will cure MS!"

Sponsors of the event included the Mount Prospect Lions Club, Iggy's Muffler Shop, Gerber Collision and Glass of Arlington Heights, Domain Corporation, JMC Industrial Sales, DeLee Development, Northwest Neurology, the Lincoln Junior High Moms, Bob and Laurie Roubitchek, Nick and Bonnie Alexander, Andrew Teunis and Tony and Sarah Salerno.

Check out photos on the event's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/golfms.

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