On May 19, I was honored to be among the guests of The Multiple Sclerosis Society of DC-Greater Maryland annual “Women On The Move” Luncheon.
Each year, this popular fundraising event brings together Washington’s top philanthropists, friends, and supporters that share a commitment to creating a world free from Multiple Sclerosis. At the luncheon, guests learned about the challenges of the disease and how it impacts the lives of those affected, helped to raise funds for local programs & services, and made strides toward advancing national research efforts.
Declaring a 2016 theme of “Together We Are Stronger,” the empowering environment created by the program united attendees in a mission to finding a cure. The words of featured speakers Sara & James Rosen resonated with guests, as they shared their personal story of life with MS from Sara’s initial diagnosis through the daily struggles and present challenges of living with the disease, and their dedication to overcoming it together. Their inspiring message of hope and commitment to raising awareness is a living example of the power of “Together We Are Stronger.”
With over 2 million people suffering from MS worldwide, the event highlighted the undeniable impact of this disease, of which 2/3 of sufferers are women. With so many more women than men diagnosed, it created a uniquely profound meaning for the “Women On The Move” present as they realized the full measure of their intimate connection and united in a shared dedication to offer support and preservere over this disease.
The MS Society is moving research forward by relentlessly pursuing prevention, treatment and cure. They are moving to reach out and respond to individuals, families and communities living with multiple sclerosis. They are moving politicians and legislation to champion the needs of people with MS through activism, advocacy and influence. As they move to mobilize the millions of people searching for a cure, they work tirelessly to continue sharing diverse and powerful solutions that defy MS.
To learn more and to get involved, visit them on the web at www.nationalmssociety.org
About the MS Society of DC-Greater Maryland
“The MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t.
We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.”