When diagnosed with a chronic disease you are automatically entered into a club. In my case I joined the others that have received the words, "You have Multiple Sclerosis." Nobody wants to be a part of the club, yet we all help each other.
When thrown into the club with no warning, we members strongly support the need to find a cure for this disease. Science is amazing and there are actually promising advances in medicine that can change our lives from the hell many of us live everyday.
By raising money for The Multiple Sclerosis Society, we might be able to actually see results in the next five to ten years. I really believe progress is imminent. But, like anything we need support the cause.
This year Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared March MS Awareness Month for Chicago, but those afflicted with MS need support year-round. Chicago-based Motion PR Founder and President Kimberly Eberl is hosting the agency's first annual MS in Motion event April 11th to benefit the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The cause is especially close to Kimberly's heart because her father has struggled with MS since his 20's and MS in Motion is her way of giving back to those in the community impacted by the disease. The event will be held Thursday, April 11 from 6-9 p.m. at Municipal Bar + Dining Company located at 216 Ohio Street. With an all-inclusive $35 wristband purchase, guests can enjoy wine, beer, well drinks and passed appetizers. VIP private tables for up to 7 people are available with a $100 purchase. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase $5 for a wide range of prizes donated by local businesses such as Half Acre Beer Company, TimeLine Theatre Company, Pizzeria Serio, and Transform Personal Training, among others (find a full list of donors and sponsors here).
Although I know I will be tired, I'm going to rally to support MS in Motion. I hope to see you there too!
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