Heavy Seas Partners with Local Runner in Support of “MS Run The US” Relay

Heavy Seas Beer, Maryland’s pioneering craft brewery, proudly announces its partnership with local Baltimore runner, Tom Yorke, in support of the monumental “MS Run the US” relay. Covering a staggering 3,260 miles across the United States, this relay stands as a testament to resilience and dedication in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Partnering with Tom, the first Maryland-native to participate in this relay, Heavy Seas aims to amplify awareness and fundraising efforts for MS research, while extending support to individuals impacted by MS.

Driven by his deeply personal connection to MS, as both his wife and sister battle with the disease, Tom will embark on the physical feat of running 151 miles in 6 days from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, to Brookeville, Pennsylvania, in July 2024. 

“Running alongside the Heavy Seas Beer team in the ‘MS Run the US’ relay is not just about covering miles; it’s about covering ground in the fight against MS, a cause deeply personal to me,” says Tom Yorke. “Together, we stride towards a future free from the grip of this disease.”

Tom’s participation in the “MS Run the US” relay requires raising $10,000. In solidarity with his mission and fundraising endeavors, Heavy Seas will host a series of fundraising events in its Taproom, located in Halethorpe, MD, from March through July. During these events, Heavy Seas will contribute a portion of proceeds from every pint sold to Tom’s cause. The kickoff event is scheduled for Thursday, March 7th, from 4pm to 9pm, with subsequent events occurring bi-weekly until July 11th. Fans and supporters are encouraged to support by attending any or all of the scheduled events:

  • March 7th (Kickoff event)
  • March 21st
  • April 4th
  • April 18th
  • May 2nd
  • May 16th
  • May 30th
  • June 13th
  • June 27th
  • July 11th

Caroline Sisson, Heavy Seas Marketing Director, emphasizes the significance of Tom’s journey, stating, “At Heavy Seas, our mission goes beyond brewing craft beer. We strive to make a positive impact in our communities. Tom’s story is remarkable – and while his upcoming run may seem daunting to some, it’s his unwavering commitment to this cause that we deeply respect.”

Heavy Seas Beer, which celebrated its 28th anniversary in December, is dedicated to producing top-tier quality, flavorful craft beers. However, the company is no stranger to challenges that many businesses face.

“Our company is 28 years old – which is no small feat – but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy. But, that’s also life, isn’t it? Nothing is easy. We’ve worked hard, taken risks, and experienced both successes and failures. It’s the tough times throughout our tenure that have made us better and even more committed to crafting exceptional beer. Heavy Seas Beer is all about embracing challenges head-on, and we seek to align ourselves with individuals and organizations that share our passion for overcoming obstacles in pursuit of their passions and missions.” 

For more information about Tom’s story and the MS Run the US organization, visit MSRunTheUS.org. To stay updated on the partnership between Tom and Heavy Seas Beer, follow @heavyseasbeer on social media or visit www.heavyseasbeer.com 

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