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September 27, 2011 - MS On The Move Luncheon

What: A fundraising event for the National MS Society Colorado-Wyoming Chapter

Where: Marriott City Center Denver

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Time: 11:30am

Ticket Prices: Individual Young Professional $75, Individual $125, Patron $500, Table of 10 $1250

Beneficiary: National MS Society Colorado-Wyoming Chapter

Committee Members: Paige Burkeholder, Andrew Doyle, Daya Haddock, Melissa Hart, Susan Ruhl, Katy Spritzer, Ellen Petrilla

President(s): Carrie Nolan

Speaker: Heather Craig, Whit and Margy Conant, Special Guest Speaker: Teri Schreiner, MD, MPH

Sponsors: Programming Sponsor: TEVA Neuroscience; Gold Sponsor: EMD Serono; Red Star Sponsor: Macy's; Silver Sponsors: BiogenIdec, Colorado Business Bank, EFL Associates, Regis University, Welborn, Sullivan, Tooley P.C., Xcel Energy; Corporate Table: Bank of the West, The Craig Family, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, The Doyle Group, Innovative Career Consulting, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Wendy Handler, Verizon Business, Brandt Wilkins and David Alexander

Attendance: 350

Special Thanks: Bayer, Denver Marriott City Center, Great-West Life, Newmont Mining Corp., Phyllis M. Coors Foundation, Wells Fargo

Board of Directors: Chair: Mary Hobson; Chair-Elect: Brandt Wilkins; Secretary: Michelle Vaughan; Treasurer: Rob Hartnett; Immediate Past Chair: Michael King

Blacktie Photos by: David Shults

 Kelly Condon, Carrie Nolan, Brad Elliott
Kelly Condon, Carrie Nolan, Brad Elliott

The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society held an extraordinary fundraising event at the Denver Marriott City Center on September 27, 2011.  The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society is driven by a group of passionate volunteers whose mission is to raise funds and build awareness for multiple sclerosis.

The Luncheon's featured program: We Keep Moving is a national video campaign which celebrates people affected by multiple sclerosis. Each profile highlighted a personal story about what it means to live with MS, the journey of overcoming its obstacles and how people keep moving in their own individual way.  The funds raised at MS on the Move support programs and services which reach 88,000 people living in Colorado and Wyoming affected by MS.  Donations also contribute to research efforts that will one day lead to a world free of MS. 

Colorado has a high incidence of MS; 1 in every 500 people in Colorado compared to 1 in 750 in the United States.  Six nationally funded MS research projects are located in Colorado.  MS generally strikes in the prime of life - ages 20-50; nearly 75% of whom are women.  MS is expensive, with annual care and treatment costing $35,000-$75,000 on average.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society helps to mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.

1-800-FIGHT MS (800-344-4867)


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