Little Black Dress Luncheon - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Little Black Dress Luncheon


March 4, 2016
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

In Person

Holiday Inn
3803 13th Ave. S.

Fargo, ND 58103
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Join us for a unique event for people who are passionate about the movement to end multiple sclerosis. Enjoy a delicious meal and a silent auction, plus a special guest speaker. The funds collected at the luncheon fuel MS research and help support people living with MS in the Fargo community.

Event agenda

Registration, networking and silent auction: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Guest speaker Michael Olsen and lunch: Noon – 1 p.m.

Guest speaker

Michael J. Olsen
is a public relations and corporate communications consultant based in Fargo. He has served as senior vice president of corporate communications for several well-known companies, including National Car Rental, Great Plains Software and Otter Tail Corporation. He also served as Press Secretary to Senator Mark Andrews (R-ND), and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the Department of Transportation under Secretary Elizabeth Dole. One day, twenty-eight years ago, he woke up with numbness, tingling and burning pain in his lower extremities, beginning his nearly 30-year journey with multiple sclerosis. Michael will share his personal story of living with MS for the first time publicly at the Little Black Dress Luncheon. 


Apple Chutney Pork Medallions — Tender pork medallions glazed with sweet apple chutney sauce, served with garlic mashed potatoes and glazed carrots

Vegetarian option — Warm quinoa salad topped with edamame and fresh tarragon

RSVP instructions

Cost to attend is $40 per seat (will increase to $50 Feb. 5). Guests will help fuel MS research and fund programs and services through auction purchases and gifts made during the luncheon.

The black dress is optional, but we request RSVPs by March 1.
Please RSVP online or by calling Laurie at 701-235-2766.

Host a table

Would you like to host a table and invite friends and family to join you? Contact Laurie at 701-235-2766 or with questions.

Join the volunteer planning committee

The volunteer planning committee helps make important decisions about the luncheon, hosts tables and secures auction items. If you're interested in helping, contact Laurie (contact information below).

Contact information

Laurie Kuehl


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