Dec 19, 2012
The Gateway Area Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is happy to join forces with Pistons and Pearls – 2013 St. Louis Auto Show Charity Gala. The St. Louis Auto Show has offered to donate a portion of the gala’s proceeds to the NMSS Gateway Area Chapter.
The National MS Society partnered with the St. Louis Auto Show to raise money to fund important research for a cure, as well as fund programs and services to help the more than 6,900 people currently living in the Gateway Area Chapter’s 90-county service area. This opportunity is about coming together to move closer to a world free of MS.
For $100, you will receive a VIP ticket to the 5th annual Pistons and Pearls Charity Gala that includes: Valet parking, unlimited drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, admission to the auto show during gala hours, exclusive viewing of the Million Dollar Mile (a showcase of the most luxurious automobiles on the market), and free admission to the after party at the Pepper Lounge.
The National MS Society is one of seven local charities to receive the generous donation. This year’s proceeds will benefit these amazing organizations: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis, Friends of Kids with Cancer, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International), Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Louis Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation, and TASK (Team Activities for Special Kids).
If anyone is interested in purchasing tickets, visit www.stlautos.com or contact St. Louis Auto Dealers Association’s Katie Heineman at (314) 882-0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about MS or programs and services offered by the National MS Society in the Gateway Area Chapter, please visit www.gatewayMSsociety.org or call (800) 344-4867.
WHAT: Pistons and Pearls
WHEN: Saturday, January 26th, 2013
8 pm – Midnight
- Million Dollar Mile: 10 pm – Midnight
- Pepper Lounge After Party: Midnight – 3 am
WHERE: America’s Center
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101
CONTACT: Katie Heineman
St. Louis Auto Dealers Association
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and over 2.1 million worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
Last year alone, through our national office and 50-state network of chapters, we devoted over $161 million to programs that enhanced more than one million lives. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested more than $37 million to support 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at nationalMSsociety.org.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867. You may also contact your local Gateway Area Chapter at www.gatewayMSsociety.org or 314-781-9020.