Richmond, VA, August 26, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Central Virginia Chapter of the National MS Society is hosting its fourth annual Women on the Move luncheon, sponsored by Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Center, on Thursday, September 22nd at the Richmond Marriott (Downtown) from 11:30am to 1:30pm. The two-hour event will kick off with a silent auction and mimosas. The keynote speaker, sponsored by Saxon Shoes, will be author Cami Walker. Ms. Walker is the founder of 29Gifts.org and shares how her journey with MS transitioned from an inward to an outward focus and, in the process transformed her life. Dr. Babette Fuss from VCU will also give an update on her MS research project, and the program will culminate with the presentation of the Woman on the Move Award to someone who has made contributions to her community. Kat Simons of Lite 98 radio will emcee the program.
Women are especially impacted by multiple sclerosis, as they are diagnosed with the disease two to three times as often as men and are typically the caregiver for family members living with the disease. The Women on the Move luncheon is a way for men and women, alike, to honor all women affected by MS and create awareness of the disease.
Tickets to the Women on the Move luncheon are $75 each and can be purchased online at www.moveVA.org or by calling 804-591-3041. All money raised through the luncheon will provide research grants to find a cure for MS, as well as provide financial assistance for families in Central Virginia facing the expenses (such as medical costs) of having MS.
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.