WOTM Luncheon

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Event History

Across the country, more than 20 chapters host MS Women on the Move Luncheons with attendees who come to learn more about MS and give from the heart to honor and support friends, family members, neighbors, and colleagues who live with the disease.

 DCW 2013 WOTM Invite

2013

After 10 years of keeping his MS diagnosis a family secret, 2013 Keynote Speakers Jeff Marco and his wife Wendy were moved to finally share their personal experiences with MS when Jeff challenged himself to climb Mt. Whitney in California, the highest mountain in the lower 48. Together they raised nearly $37,000 in just 10 months to fuel research initiatives and help local families dealing with MS. Jeff and Wendy shared their inspirational story of family, commitment, determination, and the power of community. See photos from the 2013 Luncheon - Courtesy of Amanda K. Gilley

 DCW 2012 WOTM

2012

Since childhood, our 2012 Keynote Speaker Kristie Salerno Kent dreamed of a career in entertainment. In 1999, just a few years after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Syracuse University and starting to fulfill her professional ambition, Kristie was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Just when she thought her dreams were out of reach, she began playing a new role in her own life, using her obstacles as an inspiration for success. She shared her journey with MS, the value of family and support systems, and the importance of never giving up. See photos from the 2012 Luncheon - Courtesy of Amanda K. Gilley

 DCW 2011 WOTM Invite

2011

In 2011, the event featured keynote speaker Zoe Koplowitz. Author of “The Winning Spirit – Life Lessons Learned in Last Place”, Zoe’s journey is fueled by her desire to show others the beauty of courage in the face of adversity. Living with the daily challenges of both MS and Diabetes, Zoe’s tireless spirit has driven her to finish 22 marathons to date, all of them in last place. She shared her lessons learned along the way including faith, intention, commitment, self acceptance, and the power of humor.

 DCW 2010 WOTM Invite

2010

In 2010, singer, musician, and actor David Osmond and his father Alan Osmond, founder of the famed troupe of singing brothers, shared stories of overcoming challenges, and of determination and accomplishment as a family facing MS.

 DCW 2009 WOTM Ivite

2009

In 2009, former US Cycling Team member Maureen Manley shared her story about living with MS while realizing her goals as a life coach, consultant, and designer of the MS Wellness Center in Seattle, Washington.

 DCW 2008 WOTM Invite

2008

In 2008, Dr. Dora Hughes, Health Policy Advisor to Senator Barack Obama, and Dr. Mary Hughes, Medical Director of the Augusta MS Center and Rehabilitation Services in Georgia, shared their experiences of life with MS and the progress being made towards a cure.

 DCW 2007 WOTM Invite

2007

In 2007, columnist and best-selling author Jacquelyn Mitchard shared her perspective as an advocate and best friend of someone living with MS. 

 

2006

In 2006, MS Lifelines Ambassador Rain Pryor, daughter of the late comedian Richard Pryor, shared her experience as a child of a parent with MS. 

 

2005

Actress and National MS Society Ambassador Teri Garr shared her story of life with MS in 2005.

For more information, please contact the Chapter at (202) 296-5363 or WomenOnTheMoveDC@nmss.org.

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