Date: December 12, 1996

News - National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Maryland Chapter Recognizes Chaney Enterprises as Local Company of the Year

Baltimore, Maryland— Chaney Enterprises, headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, was named 1996 “Local Company of the Year” by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Maryland Chapter. This award was presented to Chaney Enterprises at the National MS Society annual banquet in Baltimore, Maryland. Chaney Enterprises is a family owned and operated business which was founded in 1962, and is the leading supplier of Sand, Gravel, Concrete, Concrete Block, and Construction Supplies & Materials in Southern Maryland. Chaney Enterprises’ commitment to the MS Society is commensurate with their commitment to support the communities in which their employees live and work. As part of this commitment Chaney Enterprises has been a supporter of the MS Society and a major sponsor of their Bike the Bay project for 6 years.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that randomly attacks the nervous system, wearing away the control over the body and its functions. This disease is devastating as it is unpredictable and the progress, severity, and specific symptoms, which range from numbness to paralysis and blindness, cannot be foreseen. The Bike the Bay cycling event is an important source of income for the MS Society, as they depend upon this revenue to continue the quality services they provide to individuals with multiple sclerosis, and to eliminate the disease by funding the best and brightest researchers.

This year the MS Society was honored to have 150 cyclists pedal their way through the rolling countryside of Anne Arundel and Calvert counties, while Chaney Enterprises' associates unselfishly dedicated their time and effort to this project. In addition to time and effort, Chaney Enterprises and its associates were pleased to provide tents, vehicles, and concrete mixers which advertise the MS Society and the Bike the Bay project. The Bike the Bay project has raised over $225,000 since 1991. These monies are used to aid the MS Society in striving to reach their goal of curing this disease which affects nearly 350,000 people.

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