On the Move Luncheon - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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On the Move Luncheon, Minnesota


August 14, 2014
11:00 AM

The Depot Minneapolis
225 S. Third Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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The 15th annual On the Move luncheon will be hosted Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Depot in Minneapolis to support the MS Scholarship Program. The luncheon recognizes the importance of secondary education and gifts made at the event help students realize their dreams of going to college despite the financial burden multiple sclerosis might impose on their families. The MS Scholarship program awarded $100,000 to 83 students for the 2015 school year.

Event Details

The luncheon includes delicious food, inspirational speakers and an exciting live and silent auction.

10 to 11:30 a.m.— Networking and silent auction.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Luncheon, presentation and live auction.
1 to 1:30 p.m. — Auction checkout.

This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Gael Yonnet, a Covenant Clinic physiatrist who lives in Waterloo, Iowa. Yonnet, a native of Bordeaux, France, came to the U.S. 18 years ago to study at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He was in his senior year of medical school when he fell and broke his neck during a snowboarding competition. He spent two months in the hospital where he learned how to adapt to his new life in a wheelchair.

Yonnet's snowboarding accident was the beginning of his path toward specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injuries, and eventually working with people with MS. He said he was originally drawn to Iowa because the state's MS patients are considered to be under served. Yonnet hopes to translate his passion for helping those with MS into a center that would help patients better manage or even prevent symptoms.

Turkey croissant sandwich with a fresh bakery croissant, shaved smoked turkey, Swiss cheese, sliced tomato and lettuce served with pasta salad and fresh fruit garnish. For dessert you'll enjoy a chocolate mousse martini.

The On the Move Luncheon will feature a variety of live and silent auction items. All proceeds from the auction and gifts made at the luncheon support the MS Scholarship Program. Here's a sneak peak:

  • Exclusive Minnesota Twins Suite — Includes 14 suite tickets, food and beverages and two valet parking passes for the game on Saturday, Sept. 6 against the Los Angeles Angels.
  • Select Canadian fishing experience for two — Spend four days in the scenic wilderness of Northwestern Ontario fishing on Confederation Lake. This package includes a modern cabin, home-cooked meals, boat and amenities, fish filleting service and more.
  • Tesla Model S experience — For 24 hours, enjoy the award winning Model S for and a thrilling driving experience. The Model S has been designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle and sets the new standard for premium performance
  • GN ReSound Hearing Aid and fitting by The Hearing Shoppes of Minnesota — Includes a pair of GN ReSound Premium Digital Hearing Aids with video otoscopic examination of the ears, comprehensive hearing test and evaluation, full fitting and fine tuning plus an additional year of fine tuning service.
  • Chef's table experience at Faces Mears Park — Celebrate food and wine with five friends during a four-course menu created exclusively for your group while being entertained by the Chef. Each course will be paired with a wine that complements the flavors of the dish.

Ticket information

Tickets for the luncheon are $100. Click here to register online. Seats will be available for purchase at the event. You can also call Julie at 612-335-7953 to purchase your tickets over the phone.

Table hosting opportunities
Volunteer table hosts sell tickets to fill their table of ten. Seats are $100. The event is open to anyone committed to helping people affected by MS move their lives forward. For more information about table hosting or attending the luncheon, please contact Jennifer at 612-335-7925 or jennifer.baumgartner@nmss.org.

Table sponsorship opportunities ($2,000)
Table sponsorship is a great way for companies to recognize employees for their continued good work or recent accomplishment. Anyone may purchase a table in honor of a special individual.
Sponsorship benefits
  • One table of 10 with premiere seating
  • Private reception with keynote speaker
  • Company and honoree name on reserved table signage
  • Company and honoree listing in the program
  • Ribbon on nametag of honoree
  • Increase your company's visibility by donating a live or silent auction item with approval by the auction committee
  • Opportunity to invite a scholarship recipient to sit at your table

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jennifer at 612-335-7925 or jennifer.baumgartner@nmss.org.

Want to help plan the luncheon? Join the volunteer committee! They make important decisions about the luncheon, host tables and secure auction items. If you're interested, contact Jennifer at jennifer.baumgartner@nmss.org or 612-335-7925 for more information.

Thank you to Prime Therapeutics for sponsoring On the Move Luncheon!

Contact information

Julie Collier

Volunteer Opportunities


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