Armanino, California's largest independent audit, tax, consulting & business management firm, along with their Franchise Services Group, is spearheading an MS Walk team at the Rose Bowl on April 17, as part of Franchising Gives Back, an organized volunteer effort started by the International Franchise Association.

The team is benefitting Anthony Byrd, strategic partner of the Armanino Franchise Group, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis three years ago. Funds collected for Byrd's team, "Byrd's of a Feather Franchise Together," will go towards "groundbreaking research, provide life-changing programs and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most," per the National MS Society's website.

Armanino has reached out for support from their franchise groups - namely the Los Angeles Franchise Business Network and the Orange County Business Network - and has received support from the following local companies so far:

  • Shakey’s
  • Direct Connect Ventures
  • Catalyst
  • Armanino
  • Universal Background
  • Better Deal Printing (Larry Curell, owner, is donating all team t-shirts.)

For more on Byrd's team or to donate, head to the National MS Society's site here.