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May 25, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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The Women Against MS (WAMS) Luncheon, one of the National MS Society's premier fundraising campaigns, is an empowering way for women to unite with other women in the movement to create a world free of MS.

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While much remains unknown about MS, researchers know that multiple sclerosis affects women in far greater numbers than men. In fact, MS is at least two to three times more common in women than in men. Across the nation, women from all walks of life are joining together through the WAMS initiative. WAMS serves to educate women about MS and to broaden their knowledge about the work and mission of the National MS Society. Funds raised through this annual luncheon and auction are dedicated to services and programs for local people living with MS, in addition to research into the cause, cure and treatment of the disease. 

For information about sponsorship, click here, and contact maria.oberst@nmss.org to learn more.

WAMS 2017: Honoring Judy Spires

The National MS Society will honor Judy Spires with the Woman of Spirit Award at the 2017 Women Against MS Luncheon on Thursday, May 25.

Judy Spires is the Chairman and CEO of KB US Holdings, Inc., a Delaware-based investment firm that owns the Kings and Balducci’s banners. Spires has led an extensive growth effort for both brands anchored by the Three “B” Strategy - Build, Buy and Better.

Spires has spent her entire career in the supermarket industry. She holds a BA and MBA from LaSalle University and is also a graduate of Cornell University’s Food Executive Program. She is the Chair of both the New Jersey Food Council and the Academy of Food Marketing at St Joseph’s University. She is on the executive board of the Food Marketing Institute, and a former trustee for LaSalle University. Spires is also a board member of the Cancer Treatment Center of America and a member of the Comcast and NBC Universal Joint Diversity Council.


Committee List

Women Against MS Luncheon Co-Chairs

Marci Dwyer
Linda McAleer (founding chair)
Molly Shepard

Women Against MS Committee 

Kathy Albanese
Mary Dougherty
Amy Frazier
Laura Grossi-Tyson
Sue Jacobson
Denise Mariotti
Lisa Mayo
Jill Michal
Randy Mintz-Presant
Kristina Parker
Romona Riscoe Benson
Jan Shaeffer
Dianne Semingson
Dana Smith
Mary Stengel Austen
Nicole Torsella Harris
Christine Walker
Lynn Yeakel
 

Presenting Sponsors

Judy and Bob Spires         


Platinum Sponsor




Gold Sponsors
      Fox Rothschild    Penn Medicine
Tierney.jpg        CBA      Comcast Corporation     Cento
Silver Sponsors
Biogen
Marci Dwyer Executive Search
Optia Group
Saint Joseph’s University, Academy of Food Marketing
The Leader's Edge/Leaders By Design
The Melior Group


Table Hosts
Allied Universal
Crothall Healthcare
Denise Mariotti
Diversified Search

Firstrust Bank
Fox Rothschild
Greco/Morrissey Family
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
JEVS at Home

La Salle University
Penn Home Care and Hospice Services

Contact information

Maria Oberst
Maria.Oberst@nmss.org
215-271-1500

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