Hamden resident Chris Getman poses with Lisa Gerrol, president of the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, at the MS Gala, Saturday, June 16, at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville.
During the evening’s ceremonies Getman was honored with the MS Hope Award, which is presented to an individual in the MS community who plays a significant role in helping improve the quality of life for thousands of Connecticut residents, bringing hope and help to those facing physical or emotional challenges.
For nearly three decades, Getman has been raising funds and awareness to support the Connecticut Chapter, resulting in more than $300,000 raised cumulatively in the past twenty years. Getman, whose wife Toddie was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1975, is president of Soundview Capital Management Corporation, located in New Haven. T
he Forever in Blue Jeans MS Gala commemorated the 65th anniversary of the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. Also at the event, Kevin Brown of ING was presented the MS Connecticut Citizen of the Year Award. For more information on multiple sclerosis and the many ways to get involved, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org.