This Do It Yourself fundraising event was started by Laura Scott of South Dakota. She has personal ties to Multiple Sclerosis and the MS Society. Her passion for ending this disease is what lead her to plan her own fundraisers.
Multiple sclerosis is thought to affect more than 2.3 million people worldwide. While the disease is not contagious or directly inherited, epidemiologists — scientists who study patterns of disease — have identified factors in the distribution of MS around the world that may eventually help determine what causes the disease. These factors include gender, genetics, age, geography and ethnic background.
Learn more about the National MS Society here: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/
ICON LOUNGE & EVENT HALL
April 6, 2018
6pm - 9pm
Silent & Live Auction
Food & Beverage
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"Five years ago, my son, Damon, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The chances of a 16 year old getting this disease at that time were one in a million. Damon's motto has been,"MS will not define me, I define me." His MS has been very active and he will soon be starting on his 5th medicine since being diagnosed. Damon was a very athletic kid before MS participating in 4 sports, he has been unable to continue with those sports but he is still trying to be as active as he can. When Damon was a 7th, 8th and 9th grader, he made the varsity golf team and was an all-conference golfer for the state of Minnesota. Unfortunately, he has been unable to golf competitively since 9th grade as he lost his balance when he would swing his clubs. He still has a love of the game and does it as often as he can. He is currently a Junior at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND studying to be a social science teacher for kids in middle school. He also dreams of being a coach.
We are organizing a fundraiser for the National MS Society to help raise money for research to help find a cure for this disease. We hope a cure will be found during his lifetime."
Graphic Design and Print
Becoming an MS Advocate began four years ago for me. I was mis-diagnosed with MS after waking up paralyzed from the chest down one morning. A year later, I learned I had a similar illness called Neuromyletis Optica (NMO). While the diseases are different, finding a cure for MS and funding research for MS will significantly help the research done for NMO.
Marketing and Fundraising
My journey to learning more about Multiple Sclerosis began when my cousin was diagnosed in her twenties. I had heard that Laura was planning this event and I couldn't help but get involved.
2018 Keynote Speaker
Krista Harding, CNP
Manager, Program Implementation and Engagement
National MS Society
Krista has been working at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society since 2012. In her current role, she supports people impacted by MS through social and educational connection programs. While working at the MS Society, Krista has developed relationships with many people engaged in the movement to end MS. Krista is eager to attend the Celebrity Fundraiser to support Laura Scott and her event planning team. The courage and strength displayed by the Scott family and others like them continuously inspire Krista to work toward the day when no one has to hear the words, “You have MS.”