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Award-Winning Motivational Speaker Delivers Keynote Speech at the Women Against Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Luncheon

Raleigh, NC, September 24, 2007 --( Pam Kohl, chair of the Women Against Multiple Sclerosis (WAMS) steering committee, an educational and fundraising program, has announced that Gail Blanke will deliver the keynote speech at its 2007 Women Against MS Leadership Luncheon to be held on Thursday, Nov. 1 at North Ridge Country Club. Blanke, president of Lifedesigns, LLC and author of New York Times bestseller In My Wildest Dreams, Living the Life You Long For, will discuss change and how it affects the lives of millions from her experience as a renowned executive coach.

The luncheon, presented by York Simpson Underwood Realty, is a key fundraiser and awareness event for the Easter North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The chapter’s goal for this event is to raise $100,000 to fund research into the cause, treatments and cure for multiple sclerosis as well as local programming for people with MS and their families. Individual tickets are $75. For more ticket information, please visit

“We are excited to have Gail Blanke speak at the 2007 Women Against Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Luncheon,” said Kohl. “With her expertise in empowering men and women to live exceptional lives, she will be an inspiration to everyone who attends.”

About The National MS Society:
Women Against MS (WAMS) is a nationwide education and fundraising program founded in 1998 to support the mission of the National MS Society. The vision of WAMS is to bring together a strong body of women to fight a disease that primarily impacts women and to raise critical funds to support related research, education and programs. The WAMS event has a steering committee of women leaders committed to the MS cause, each making efforts to involve friends and business associates to join them for lunch and a gift to the National MS Society. Today, some 40 National MS Society chapters are hosting WAMS luncheons across the country that draw between 200 - 700 attendees. The program has already raised over $2.5 million to support the work of the Society. To learn more, visit

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