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 luncheon includes delicious food, inspirational speakers and an exciting live and silent auction including items such as gift baskets, spa packages, Minnesota Twins suite tickets, vacation destinations and more.

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.

The MS Scholarship program awarded $100,000 to 83 students for the 2015 school year. Join us at the 2014 On the Move Luncheon and help stop MS from standing in the way of an education.

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.

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

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 seats over the phone.

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

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

Contact information

Julie Collier

Volunteer Opportunities


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