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Running in Paris to Benefit Multiple Sclerosis

PARIS, APRIL 3, 2016 – October Three Consulting, a Chicago based actuarial firm specializing in cash balance plan design and administration, will run the 40th annual Schneider Electric Paris Marathon with the Abelica Global team to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation.

For the second consecutive year, Abelica Global, a worldwide network of independent actuarial firms present in over 65 countries, is sponsoring a team of seven runners. The runners come
from four of AG’s partner firms in France, Canada, Belgium, and the United States. Brian Sapp, a retirement consultant from October Three’s Denver, Colo. office, will run as the United States’ representative.

“I am honored and excited for the opportunity to run once again with our partners from around the world, raising money to eradicate this terrible disease,” said Brian Sapp. “All of us [runners] have someone close to us who is affected by this horrible sickness. The sister of my friend and colleague here at October Three is suffering from MS. I am running for her.”

Sapp competes in everything from triathlons to ultra-marathons. He has accomplished the Ironman Coeur d’Alene triathlon and both the Leadville Trail 100 and Bighorn 100 mile races. Last year, Sapp finished the Paris Marathon in 3 hours, 15 minutes, and 41 seconds; he hopes to beat his time this year.

Money collected in each country will go directly to the locally represented Multiple Sclerosis International Federation chapter. In the United States, all donations will benefit the [US] National Multiple Sclerosis Society. To donate, click here, or visit: http://www.msif.org/abelica-global.

“We are delighted to participate in the Paris Marathon, for the second straight year, as a part of the Abelica Global team,” said Jeff Stevenson president and CEO of October Three. “Just like Abelica Global brings together the top independent actuarial firms from around the world to better serve our clients, we are thrilled to be a part of this collaboration of runners working together outside of the office for such a worthy cause.”

With more than 57,000 runners registered representing nearly 145 nationalities, this race is ranked in the top three most popular marathons in the world. Two-hundred and fifty thousand
spectators are expected to turn to watch the event beginning at 8:45 a.m. The 26 mile course [42.195 kilometers] crosses five Parisian neighbors starting on Avenue des Champs-Élysées
near the Arc de Triomphe and winding east to Bois de Vincennes before heading back west along the Seine River to Bois de Boulogne and finishing on Avenue Foch.

Follow the team and status of fundraising on Twitter at – @octoberthree and @abelicaglobal – or find them on Facebook at 2016 Paris Marathon: Abelica Global and MSIF to like and interact
with the team online.

October Three designs and administratively supports comprehensive retirement benefit programs to minimize employer’s financial risk and volatility concerns. Retirement should be a time of joy to harvest the fruits of a lifetime of hard work, not a time for worrying if you have planted enough. Through Abelica Global – a network of independent international firms – October Three provides local expertise and a strong network of resources and talent to global clients for a better consulting service alternative.

About the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation

The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation envisions a world without Multiple Sclerosis. Their global network is made up of 44 member organizations around the world and has unique ties to many more. Together they lead the fight against MS and work to improve the quality of life of people affected by the illness in more than 90 countries. Currently 2.3 million people
worldwide are living with MS, many with little support from their governments. MSIF works tirelessly to bring vital support and information to people with MS and their families