CANADA HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST MS RATES WORLDWIDE
Women Against Multiple Sclerosis Luncheon Nov 22 in Vancouver
Volunteers at the 2010 MS Walk in Chilliwack and Team Melinda participant in 2017.
STEPH TROUGHTEN— VOICE FILE PHOTOS
he Women Against Multiple Sclerosis (WAMS) Luncheon is back at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel on November 22, 2018. An initiative of the MS Society of Canada, WAMS is a powerful network of prominent and determined female leaders who are the backbone of this annual event with a keen desire to use their knowledge and influence to inspire others in support of the fight to end MS.
The luncheon attracts leading professionals and organizations from a wide range of industries in support of the movement to end MS. In addition to raising funds for MS research and support, the luncheon is a networking event that provides table purchasers and sponsors high profile exposure.
Since its foundation in 2015, WAMS has raised over $305,000.
This year WAMS is pleased to honour Darcie and Kevin James who will be recognized at the event for their outstanding support in helping to raise MS awareness and funds towards a future without MS. Additionally, WAMS is pleased to welcome Dianne Doyle as the guest speaker for this year’s luncheon. Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Providence Health Care, Dianne made a significant impact on the health and well-being of many of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our society.
Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world, with women being universally and disproportionately three times more likely than men to be affected by this unpredictable, often disabling disease. With the help of influential leaders, professionals and MS research-focused fundraising, we are in an era where our learnings will continue to develop into real, meaningful and tangible impacts.
When: Thursday November 22, 2018 12:00PM to 2:30PM
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Tickets: Individual $125 • Table (10 seats) $1250 • VIP $175
VIP “Circle of Influence” Tables (10 seats) $1750
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Women Against Multiple Sclerosis is a powerful network of women building MS awareness, and raising critical research funds for better treatments and a cure for MS. The BC chapter was formed in 2015 by a determined group of female researchers, business leaders and professionals with a keen desire to use their knowledge and influence to inspire others to support the fight to end MS.
Since then, WAMS has raised over $305,000 towards a new generation of ground-breaking Canadian researchers working together to find a cure for MS. In addition to raising funds for MS research and support, the WAMS Luncheon is a networking event that provides table purchasers and sponsors high profile exposure.
About multiple sclerosis and the MS Society of Canada
Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world with 11 Canadians diagnosed with MS every day. MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system comprising the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40 and the unpredictable effects of the disease last for the rest of their lives. The MS Society provides programs and services for people with MS and their families, advocates for those living with MS, and funds research to help improve the quality of life for people living with MS and to ultimately find a cure for this disease. Please visit mssociety.ca orO call 1-800-268-7582 to make a donation or for more information. Join the conversation and connect with the MS community online. Find the MS Society on Twitter, Instagram or like our page on Facebook.