MS society will honor Kershaw

Raymond KershawRaymond Kershaw FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – On June 28, Township Committeeman Raymond Kershaw will be honored by the Mid-Jersey Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society as Humanitarian of the Year.

The Humanitarian of the Year award is presented annually to those who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to improving the lives of those in their community, according to a press release.

Kershaw has served on the Township Com-mittee since 1991. He held the position of mayor in 1994, 1997 and 2003, and was deputy mayor in 1992, 2000 and 2006. He currently chairs the township’s social services and public works subcommittees. He was previously a member of the Planning Board.

Prior to serving on the Township Committee, he served as chairman of the Zoning Board of Adjustment. As the Township Committee member responsible for health and social services, he serves as vice chairman of the town’s Municipal Alliance to Prevent Alcohol-ism and Drug Abuse, Human Rights Council and Emergency Management Committee.

According to the press release, Kershaw has worked tirelessly for those living locally with multiple sclerosis. He is a former board member of the Mid-Jersey Chapter of the National MS Society and volunteers his time each year coordinating the Freehold Township MS Walk site.

He was an instrumental force in the development of the local MS Center at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township, and has been an unwavering supporter of the Mid-Jersey Chapter and its programs.

The reception honoring Kershaw will be held at the Battleground Country Club, Manalapan. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. and the awards will be presented later that evening. Proceeds will benefit local families living with multiple sclerosis and the new MS programs at the Wellness Center at CentraState Medical Center.

To attend the Humanitarian of the Year cocktail reception, contact Gina Murdoch at (732) 660-1005.