The Mid South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold its 15th annual Women Against MS (WAMS) Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 5, at Stratton Hall on Broad Street. The WAMS luncheon will welcome keynote speaker Larissa Nusser. Ms. Nusser is a certified yoga instructor and life coach. She is also an MS advocate who works with people with MS on creating balance in their lives by incorporating yoga and coaching.
The WAMS luncheon is co-chaired by Katy Mena and Kelly Thomas and is organized by a dedicated committee of local women from the Chattanooga area. The luncheon, which is designed to give women the opportunity to support other women in the fight against MS, will encourage women philanthropists and many others within the Chattanooga community to become better acquainted with the work of the National MS Society.
As women are affected by MS twice as often as men, the WAMS luncheon began as a way to bring concerned women together to support the vision of the National MS Society – a world free of multiple sclerosis. Nationwide, over 400,000 people have been diagnosed with MS. The Mid South Chapter supports over 9,000 of these people and their families.
“WAMS is a growing initiative for the National MS Society and is a focus for the Mid South Chapter,” said Mid South Chapter President Stacey Mulder. “We are confident that these luncheons will grow and help us toward achieving our vision and mission.”
This year’s Chattanooga WAMS luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a complimentary wine reception for guests to enjoy upon their arrival. The event will also continue the ‘Take the Cake’ theme, as the centerpieces, which will be delectable cakes prepared by local bakeries, are up for grabs where guests can enter in a chance to win. Tickets are $60 per seat or $480 per table of eight. The luncheon proceeds go toward funding for local chapter programs and national research focused on finding the cause and cure for MS.
For more information on reservations, contact Rebecca Polk at 615 690-5349 or visit www.msmidsouth.org.