As the year comes to an end, I’ve been reflecting on my time here at the Society. This month marks my 10th year with the chapter and I’m fortunate to have so many fabulous memories; almost too many to recall.
I’m proud to say I have organized the planning of every major fundraising event at the chapter! I was first hired to manage the MS Dinner Auction in 2002, and that first year showed me how the dollars raised were helping lives of people living with MS, including all the new friends I was meeting. I knew I had found my home. As my dedication to the Society continued to grow, so did my responsibilities. In 2006, I took on the leadership of the Golf tournaments and Recognition Dinner, in addition to the Auction. My growth and passion for MS did not stop there! Just a year after that, I began the journey of overseeing the production of Walk MS, Bike MS and Challenge Walk MS. Today, nearly 10 years later, as Vice President of Development I am looking forward to new challenges and to raising even more money to find more treatments, help people already affected by this disease, and ultimately end MS forever!
As we look toward a new year, I encourage you to join us at an event this year! I would love to meet and personally thank you for helping create a world free of MS. I promise, you’ll have an awesome time too!
Vice President, Development
The latest edition of the MSConnection is ready for your reading! In this quarter’s edition, you’ll learn about:
- Different ways to Join the Movement® and how to get involved in some year-end fundraising efforts
- Breea’s story and how the financial assistance program changed her life
- The Bike Tour’s most inspirational riders share their experience about the ride
- 2013 scholarship opportunities
A year in review of 2012
- And more!
Consider making a gift to MS research and get the tax benefit before the year is up! Donate today.
Join us at A Shared Promise: The Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, January 26 at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point. We will recognize outstanding volunteers, elect our Board of Trustees and Board Chair, review our annual report, and hear about “Research 2012” from Dr. Jody Corey-Bloom. RSVP today to attend.
We’re already gearing up for our spring event season and we want you to get into the spirit early! (Plus, during this time of giving and altruism, it’s a great way to get your friends and family involved early too!) Join us in April at Walk MS! We’ll be back in Irvine, Carlsbad and San Diego for your favorite family-friendly walk in the park! Or, check out the Golf MS Invitational at the La Jolla Country Club in May. You can volunteer at these events too! There’s something for everyone!