Central VA MS Society Dances Multiple Sclerosis Goodbye

Top Quote 3rd annual Women on the Move luncheon to have a ballroom dancing theme and holiday party fashion show for attendees. End Quote
  • Richmond-Petersburg, VA (1888PressRelease) August 20, 2010 - The Central Virginia Chapter of the National MS Society is hosting its third annual Women on the Move luncheon, sponsored by Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Center, on Thursday, September 16th at the Jefferson Hotel from 11:30am to 1:30pm. The two-hour event, dubbed "Dancing MS Goodbye," will have a ballroom dancing theme, a silent auction and a holiday party wear fashion show presented by Wardrobe. Amy Lacey, host of Good Morning Richmond on WRIC-TV8, will be a guest model for the fashion show and the keynote speaker will be Leslie Shelton, who will share stories of her journey living with multiple sclerosis since she was diagnosed in 2002.

    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.

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