Dallas On the Move Luncheon Celebrates 10 Years
National MS Society hosts fundraising event to raise funds, awareness for multiple sclerosis on October 14
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting the 10th Annual Dallas On the Move Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 14 at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. Co-chaired by father-daughter duo, Robbin Raskin Solis and Dr. Phillip Raskin, this year’s luncheon is celebrating 10 years and is predicted to hit its $1 million fundraising milestone. In addition to raising funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis, this event recognizes and celebrates local citizens and companies who are changing the world for people affected by MS.
On the Move Luncheon is a nationwide program created to empower communities with the knowledge, inspiration and relentless resolve to end multiple sclerosis forever. Held in cities across the country, the Luncheon maximizes our collective impact to change the world for people with MS – one gift, one voice at a time.
The 2016 Person On the Move award will be presented to Dallas Stars captain, Jamie Benn, for his continued support of the National MS Society, his choice charity for the past three years. Benn has provided countless Dallas Stars tickets and “Benn’s Beauties” t-shirts to people living with MS and is truly committed to the MS movement. In recognition of their long-time support of the National MS Society, Kendra Scott will be the 2016 Company On the Move recipient. Kendra Scott has donated jewelry, Color Bar parties, trunk shows and Kendra Gives Back events in support of Society events across the nation.
In addition, the Dallas On the Move Luncheon will feature nationally-known keynote speakers Dan and Jennifer Digmann, a married couple who both live with MS and use their platform to share personal stories of day-to-day life that inspire and educate people.
For luncheon and ticket information, contact Meredith Byrnes at 713.394.2965 or Meredith.Byrnes@nmss.org. For those unable to attend but would still like to support the National MS Society, online contributions can be made at onthemovetx.org.
- WHAT: 10th Annual Dallas On the Move Luncheon
- WHEN: October 14, 2016
- WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton (2121 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75201)
- TIME: Doors open at 11 a.m. | Program begins at noon
- WHY: To raise funds to support MS research and programs and services that will change the world for people affected by MS.
- CONTACT: Meredith Byrnes at 713.394.2965 or Meredith.Bynrnes@nmss.org
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 2.3 million worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. Last year alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network, the Society devoted $122.2 million to help more than one million individuals connect to the people, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $54 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world.