Raleigh, NC, October 12, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Patty Briguglio, president of MMI Associates, Inc., a Raleigh-based public relations and marketing firm, has been named to the Steering Committee for Women Against MS (WAMS), a key fundraising and awareness event for the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In this position, Briguglio will serve as a liaison between the organization and the Triangle area community, chairing the public relations committee and communicating the goals of the National MS Society, as well as assisting in heightening the overall awareness of the organization locally, regionally and nationally.
A major item for the WAMS Steering Committee in 2007 will be to coordinate the organization’s annual Women Against MS Luncheon presented by York Simpson Underwood Realty, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 1 at the North Ridge Country Club. This year’s goal is to raise $100,000 to fund research into the cause, treatment and cure for multiple sclerosis as well as local programming for people with MS and their families.
“It is an honor to be named to the Steering Committee for North Carolina’s Women Against MS,” said Briguglio. “I look forward to increasing awareness about MS and helping to fund research for this cause.”
About Women Against MS:
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 make a set minimum charitable donation to work free of MS. 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 http://nct.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=NCT_events_WAMSmain.
About Patty Briguglio:
Patty Briguglio is President of MMI Associates, Inc. a full-service marketing and public relations firm. Instrumental in founding organizations that benefit women, Briguglio founded the Arizona Women’s Business Enterprise Council (AWBEC) and the Triangle Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), a nonprofit organization whose members are a diverse group of entrepreneurial women presidents who have guided their businesses to generate at least $2 million in gross annual sales or $1 million for a service-based business. She has been active in the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) for more than 10 years, receiving many awards, most recently the NAWBO 2004 Rising Star Award and 2005 Member of the Year Award. Briguglio was named one of the 25 most influential Women In Business by the Triangle Business Journal. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the town of Cary named her the 2005 Small Business Champion of North Carolina. The Office of the Governor recently honored Briguglio with the Old North State award. Briguglio devotes her time to a number of civic and charitable organizations including the Assistance League of Raleigh, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council, the Hospice of Wake County, and the Triangle Community Foundation (TCF). For more information, please call 919-233-6600 or visit the MMI Associates website at http://www.mmimarketing.com.
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