The Colby Community College softball team is raising awareness of multiple sclerosis, the autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. The team began the fundraiser to support alumna Brittany Sekavec after her MS diagnosis. Sekavec is the wife of Dr. Jeff Sekavec, a CCC biology instructor and also a graduate of Colby.

“The players came up with the idea and wanted to do something for the family,” said Colby head softball coach Steve Kinnett.

Players are selling orange silicon bracelets, with all proceeds benefiting the Sekavecs. The suggested donation is $3 per bracelet or $5 for two bracelets. Donations can also be made to the CCC Endowment Foundation with a note directing the contribution to the softball MS appeal.

Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. The cause of MS is still unknown, and there is no cure. However, treatments can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms.

For more information on the bracelets, contact a softball player or Kinnett at (785) 460-5507.