Women are especially impacted by multiple sclerosis, as they are diagnosed with the disease two to three times as often as men and are typically the caregiver for family members living with the disease. The Women on the Move luncheon is a way for men and women, alike, to honor all women affected by MS and create awareness of the disease.
Tickets to the Women on the Move luncheon are $75 each and can be purchased online at www.moveVA.org or by calling 804-591-3041. All money raised through the luncheon will provide research grants to find a cure for MS, as well as provide financial assistance for families in Central Virginia facing the expenses (such as medical costs) of having MS.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. 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. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and over 2.1 million worldwide.