Frequently Asked Questions

About the Luncheon



  • What is multiple sclerosis?
  • How will the money be used?
  • What is the MS Women on the Move Luncheon?
  • Can I make a donation to honor a loved one?
  • Is the purchase of my ticket tax-deductible?
  • Does the Society have 501(c)(3) status?
  • If I want to attend, how do I make a payment?


    What is multiple sclerosis?
    Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disease that interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving.  Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. 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.

    What is MS Women on the Move?
    MS Women on the Move is a women's leadership initiative joining women together in the movement towards a world free of multiple sclerosis.  Today more than 20 National MS Society chapters are hosting MS Women on the Move luncheons across the country that draw between 200 - 800 attendees who come to learn more about multiple sclerosis and give from the heart to help friends, family members, neighbors and colleagues.

    Is the purchase of my ticket tax-deductible?
    Tickets are fully tax-deductible less the cost of your meal ($45).

    If I want to attend, how do I make a payment?
    Tickets and tables can be purchased through one of the following ways:

  • Click on "Buy Tickets/Table"
  • Mail a check made payable to the National MS Society to: 
            MS Women on the Move, 1800 M Street N.W., Suite 750 South, Washington, D.C. 20036
  • Contact the Chapter at (202) 296-5363 to make a payment by phone

  • How will the money be used?

    The Chapter will work to have the cost of the luncheon underwritten by sponsors, so that 100% of the funds raised through donations and table and ticket sales will go to provide help for today, with programs for local families living with MS, and provide hope for tomorrow through national research to find a cure.

    Can I make a donation to honor or remember a loved one?
    Yes. Donations can be made to honor or remember friends and loved ones. Honorees will be listed in the MS Women on the Move printed program for donations over $100. Ticket and table purchases do not apply.

    Does the National MS Society have 501(c)(3) status?
    The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Capital Chapter is a not-for-profit voluntary health agency exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


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