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.
While much remains unknown about MS, researchers know that multiple sclerosis affects women in far greater numbers than men. In fact, four times more women than men are diagnosed with this unpredictable disease. 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.
WAMS 2014: HONORING ANNE MORRISSEY
The National MS Society honored Anne Morrissey with the Woman of Spirit Award at the 2014 Women Against MS Luncheon on May 22. Anne is President and Chief Operating Officer at AmeriHealth Caritas. An industry-leading company specializing in Medicaid managed care, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with a special concern for the health care of the poor. Ms. Morrissey embraces this transformational time in health care, which will require the cooperation of insurers, providers and patients to support the future success of Medicaid managed care. Under her leadership, AmeriHealth Caritas has grown to become a $5 billion company, serving more than 5 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia.
The Luncheon also featured Dr. Brenda Banwell, world renowned MS researcher and chief of neurology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Greco and Morrissey Families
Boston Consulting Group
MTS Health Partners
Women Against MS Founding Chair
Linda J. McAleer
Women Against MS Luncheon Co-Chairs
Rosemarie B. Greco
Molly D. Shepard
Women Against MS Luncheon Committee
Laura Grossi-Tyson, Esq.
Linda Kraemer, PhD
Lisa M. Mayo
Arleen R. Weitz, CMP
Women Against MS Luncheon Strategic Roundtable
Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS(hon), FAAN
Maria Pajil Battle