Gregory Poole Equipment Company Joins Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis

The Eastern NC Chapter of the National MS Society announces Gregory Poole Equipment Company as the presenting sponsor of the 2011 Mud Run MS Carolinas on September 24 at Camp Butner just north of Raleigh.
Sept. 8, 2011 - PRLog -- Raleigh, N.C. (Sept. 8, 2011) – The Eastern NC Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is proud to announce a new partnership with Gregory Poole Equipment Company in Raleigh as the presenting sponsor of the 2011 Mud Run MS Carolinas.  Mud Run is a 10K (6.2 mile) adventure course featuring boot camp style obstacles that are surrounded by or consist entirely of mud. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Original Mud Run, LLC have partnered to create this unique fundraising event which will be taking place September 24 at Camp Butner in Stem, NC, just north of Raleigh.  Money raised at this event will go to support the 5,400 people in Eastern NC living with multiple sclerosis, a chronic, often disabling disease.

Gregory Poole Equipment Company, a Caterpillar equipment dealer celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, will be supplying all of the earthmoving equipment and operators to construct the Mud Run course spread across 6.2 miles of rugged terrain on Camp Butner, a National Guard training facility.  In addition, Gregory Poole will be marketing and promoting this exciting event to their vendors and representing the company at the event with a Mud Run team.  It is no surprise Gregory Poole has joined the movement in creating a world free of MS.  Their mission is not only to be a great product and service provider, but to also develop and sustain meaningful relationships throughout its community locations. Over the years, it has supported various non-profit organizations, including the United Way, Foundation of Hope, Special Olympics, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, various local colleges, victims of local disasters and a non-denominational Christian camp, Camp Oak Hill.

“It is a privilege to partner with the National MS Society and the Original Mud Run to support this event,” says Greg Poole III, Chairman, President, and CEO. “Getting involved in this event is a natural fit for us as we sell and support products that ‘play’ in dirt every day. Being able to use our products and people to help create an environment for this fun event with the ultimate goal of raising money for people stricken with this debilitating disease is a heartwarming experience.”

Mud Run is the fastest growing adventure race in the country. Some adventure races have a limited audience due to the extreme fitness level involved, but Mud Run provides an opportunity for people of all skill levels to join in the muddy fun for a great cause.  Whether sporting military attire and competing in the Crazed Competitor division, donning a costume in the more relaxed Mere Mortals division, or watching the craziness as an obstacle volunteer, you’ll enjoy watching competitors slip, slide, and slosh their way to victory.  You’ll never get this dirty for anything this good!  

Register today to run or volunteer at

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives.  In 2010 alone, through its national office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society devoted $159 million to programs and services that assisted more than one million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $37 million to support 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with the disease. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. 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. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and over 2.1 million worldwide.

About Gregory Poole Equipment Company
Gregory Poole Equipment Company was founded by James Gregory Poole, Sr., and his uncle, William Lewis Gregory, on April 1, 1951. With headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, Gregory Poole became the Cat construction equipment dealer for eastern North Carolina. Since that time, the company has expanded its operations to 21 locations providing sales, rental, parts and service for construction, agricultural, forestry, industrial, marine power, on-highway truck and electric power generation equipment in the eastern parts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. For more information on Gregory Poole Equipment Company, please visit
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