Women on the Move Charlottesville - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Women on the Move Charlottesville


May 19, 2014

In Person

Omni Hotel Charlottesville
212 Ridge McIntire Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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The Women on the Move: Charlottesville luncheon is part of a nationwide educational and fundraising program founded in 1999. It is inspirational, motivational and empowering. The luncheon focuses on women leaders committed to the MS cause who ask their freinds and business associates to join them for lunch and make a charitable contribution to join the movement creating a world free of MS. Men are welcome to join the event to honor the women in their lives.

Women on the Move is an opportunity to empower each other to create a better future for those living with MS today and those who have not yet been diagnosed.

The 10th Annual Women on the Move luncheon in Charlottesville will take place on Monday, May 19 at The Omni Hotel. Our guest speaker will be author Ronda Giangreco.

At the conclusion of the program, guests will be asked to contribute $125 or more. Because the expenses have been underwritten by generous sponsors, the contributions of guests will go entirely to support cutting-edge MS research and programs and services in our community. 

Since its inception, the Charlottesville luncheon has contributed $470,00 to the National MS Society. It is expected that, with 10th anniversary event donations, the total will exceed $500,000. This can be accomplished only with your help. Please consider becoming a sponsor, purchasing a table or seats or making a donation today.

Contact information

Aimee Carter

About Our Guest Speaker

Ronda Giangreco - healthy, vibrant and just back from her latest adventure at a cooking school in Italy - was busy planning her next big dinner party. She and her husband had spent the day sampling wines in the Napa Valley with friends.

One day later she was a disabled woman.

A sudden onset of multiple sclerosis would be difficult for anyone to accept. But for Ronda and her husband, it was a particularly cruel twist of fate. His mother had died of the disease.

Told she might not be able to walk for much longer, she asked herself the question, "...then where should I walk now?"

Her answer: to the kitchen! As an avowed "foodie," she had always enjoyed cooking for friends and family. But when she made the audacious vow to her husband that she would create a big Italian feast every Sunday for a year, he thought she had lost her mind. But she was determined. With steaming plates of pasta, she would attempt to triumph over MS one week at a time.

Her book, The Gathering Table, chronicles her year of triumph and will have you running to your kitchen for the cure to life's challenges.


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