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Women on the Move Luncheon and Fashion Show Raises Funds for MS Society
Ohio Valley Multiple Sclerosis Society brings women together for chapter fundraiser
Cincinnati, OH — April 8, 2011 — Women Against MS and the Ohio Valley Multiple Sclerosis Society will host a Women on the Move luncheon and fashion show on April 12th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kenwood Country Club. The event will feature fashions from local retailers including Alligator Purse, Castle House, Fetish, Khakis, Sara Benjamin’s and the Rookwood Talbot’s.
Women on the Move will also feature a raffle with items from Fendi, a three piece sterling silver jewelry set from Tiffany & Co., an Apple iPad, Helen Adams photography session, restaurant gift certificates and private Pilates lessons and spa sessions. Proceeds from the event will fund the chapter’s mission of mobilizing people and resources to drive research for a cure while addressing the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
“The event is a way for local women to get together and help each other to create a world free of MS,” said Ohio Valley president Kim Deaton. “Without this luncheon and the support of the local community, we couldn’t provide all of the services we do throughout the Ohio Valley area.”
Event co-chairs Caroline Cox, Patty Lufkin and Louise Stakelin organized the event for the Ohio Valley Chapter’s more than 6,000 people living with MS as well as their families and caregivers. Tickets for the luncheon and fashion show are $60 each.
For reservations and additional information, contact Mary Wright at 513-956-4110 or visit http://www.fightMStoday.org.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and it stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. 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 more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.5 million worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter
The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National MS Society, founded in 1952, serves more than 6,000 people with multiple sclerosis and their families in 24 Ohio counties and the three northern Kentucky counties of Boone, Kenton and Campbell. The organization is committed to ensuring that people living with MS across our chapter territory have the information and quality care they need to live healthy, productive and independent lives. To meet these needs, a variety of programs and services that span a spectrum of needs are provided.
To learn more about multiple sclerosis or the Ohio Valley Chapter, visit http://www.fightMStoday.org.