Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 31, 2011
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host its annual Women on the Move Luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas on Friday, Nov. 11. The annual luncheon, which raises funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis, will feature guest speaker Cami Walker, author of 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life. The Honorary Chairwoman for this event is National MS Society Ambassador and acclaimed author, Jackie Waldman. Individual tickets as well as tables are available at WOMTexas.org; ticket purchase is required to attend the luncheon.
Women on the Move is a nationwide program created to raise funds and awareness for MS. Each year, On the Move luncheons bring women together to encourage people to give from the heart to support their family members, friends and colleagues whose lives are touched by MS and educate communities about the disease. In its fifth year, this incredible program has touched the lives of more than 2,000 Texans and raised nearly $350,000 in the effort to create a world free of MS.
For additional information about the luncheon, please visit WOMTexas.org or contact Shelley Kaiser at 469-619-4704 or Shelley.Kaiser(at)nmss(dot)org.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and over 2.1 million worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. In 2010 alone, through its national office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society devoted $159 million to programs and services that assisted more than one million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $37 million to support 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The National MS Society serves more than 56,000 Texans affected by MS with offices in Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, Midland and San Antonio. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at jointhemovementLoneStar.org.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867.