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CenterPoint Energy, Inc. : Cycling team celebrates $1 million raised for MS Society

05/02/2012 | 10:23pm US/Eastern

HOUSTON - May 2, 2012 - CenterPoint Energy's cycling team recently marked a significant milestone, surpassing $1 million in total funds raised for the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. 

With their fundraising efforts centered mainly around the annual MS 150 Houston to Austin ride, the members of Team CenterPoint Energy have contributed a total of $1,021,181 to the MS Society over the past 12 years.

"Our employees, family members and friends are passionate about helping the MS Society in its quest to fund research and support for the almost 55,000 Texans who live with multiple sclerosis," said Scott Prochazka, Electric Operations president. "The 150 riding members and 50 volunteers associated with our team are excited to continue our efforts and celebrate additional milestones with the MS Society as our relationship continues."

Team CenterPoint Energy joins an elite group of teams whose jerseys hang on a "wall of fame" in the Houston offices of the MS Society in recognition of their fundraising efforts.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution, competitive natural gas sales and services, interstate pipelines, and field services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Assets total more than $21 billion. With over 8,800 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 135 years. For more information, visit the company's website at CenterPointEnergy.com.

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