Global Partners’ Alltown Convenience Stores and CFMS Fund Raise $400,000 Each for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and National Multiple Sclerosis Society

April 27, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 27, 2015-- Global Partners LP’s Alltown convenience stores and the CF & MS Fund Foundation, Inc. (“the CFMS Fund”) today announced donations of $400,000 each for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through a combination of Alltown customer contributions and other fund-raising activities by the Fund. The funds raised will help support the missions of these organizations to find cures for CF and MS, respectively.

“Through cutting-edge research, patient advocacy and education, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and National Multiple Sclerosis Society are working tirelessly to realize their vision of a world free of these diseases,” said Global Partners Executive Vice President Andrew Slifka. “The Global family shares their commitment, having been personally affected by these illnesses. We are honored by the generosity of our customers and employees in helping us move closer to finding a cure.”

“We thank Alltown’s employees and customers, and the CFMS Fund, for their incredible support of individuals and their families dealing with multiple sclerosis,” said Lisa Gerrol, President and Chief Executive Officer, National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. “Their generosity is emblematic of the amazing spirit and character of the Alltown team.”

Pamela Spitzer, Executive Director of the CF Foundation’s Massachusetts/Rhode Island Chapter, said, “We are deeply grateful to Alltown, its customers and the CFMS Fund for their financial support. It is through extraordinary contributions such as these that we can continue to make measurable strides in developing new therapies that might lead to a cure for CF.”

The funds presented by Global and CFMS Fund to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the National MS Society were raised from a combination of donations at Global’s Alltown locations throughout New England and a number of unique fundraisers and campaigns by the Fund. Of the total amount raised, $150,000 will be distributed to the Connecticut Chapter MS Fund, which provides vital programs and services to the more than 6,300 Connecticut residents battling the potentially debilitating effects of MS, while $250,000 will be distributed to the Society’s Greater New England Chapter, which serves Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will receive $400,000.

About the CF & MS Fund Foundation

The CF & MS Fund Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness in the fight against cystic fibrosis and multiple sclerosis. The commitment to these two non-affiliated diseases began many years ago from a personal family connection to each disease. Today that commitment has evolved into a successful donor-based, non-profit organization. Since the CFMS Fund's inception in 2009 we have donated almost $3 million to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The CFMS Fund is proud to support them. Together we are improving and extending the lives of those living with CF and MS.

About National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone 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 their lives forward. To move us closer to creating a world free of MS, last year alone, the Society invested $50.2 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world while providing program services to over one million people. Join the movement at

About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The foundation funds more CF research than any other organization and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of foundation support. Based in Bethesda, MD, the foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. The CF Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. For more information, go to

About Global Partners LP

A publicly traded master limited partnership, Global is a midstream logistics and marketing company that owns, controls or has access to one of the largest terminal networks of petroleum products and renewable fuels in the Northeast. Global also is one of the largest distributors of gasoline, distillates, residual oil and renewable fuels to wholesalers, retailers and commercial customers in New England and New York. The Partnership is a leader in the transportation of crude oil and other products by rail across its “virtual pipeline” from the mid-continental U.S. and Canada to the East and West Coasts for distribution to refiners and others. With nearly 1,500 locations, primarily in the Northeast, Global also is one of the largest independent owners, suppliers and operators of gasoline stations and convenience stores. Global is No. 146 in the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For additional information, visit

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